Taliban claims Kabul attack

Taliban claims Kabul attack

Taliban claims Kabul attack

The Taliban on Thursday claimed responsibility for an attack on a guest house here that has left 14 people dead, including four Indians.

The attack occurred on the Park Palace Hotel frequented by foreigners at around 8.30 p.m. on Wednesday.

"Four Indians, including a lady, were killed in the attack," an Indian embassy source told IANS over telephone. Nine other foreigners were also killed.

Zabiullah Mujahid, a purported Taliban spokesperson, told Afghan media that a Taliban militant, Mohammad Idress, carried out the attack, killing and injuring several foreigners.

The Taliban said the attack was part of their spring offensive targeting government officials and their foreign backers, according to Xinhua.

The group claimed the casualties were much more than the official figures.

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