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Kabul TV Station Goes Back On Air After Being Attacked By Armed Militants

Afghan policemen mount ensure nearby an opening embankment of Shamshad TV Network after gunmen who were reportedly sheltered as policemen stormed a media opening in Kabul on Tuesday.

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Afghan policemen mount ensure nearby an opening embankment of Shamshad TV Network after gunmen who were reportedly sheltered as policemen stormed a media opening in Kabul on Tuesday.

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Armed militants stormed a private TV hire in Afghanistan’s collateral of Kabul on Tuesday, in an conflict in that gunmen reportedly dressed as military officers. The staff of a Shamshad TV Network managed to get behind on atmosphere shortly after a assault ended.

Reports of casualties are still entrance in; a Pajhwok Afghan news opening reports, “TV officials pronounced dual attackers, wearing military uniforms, were gunned down by confidence forces.” The BBC, that is a promote partner with Shamshad, says a confidence ensure was also killed.

The TV and radio network is inside a walled compound. From Islamabad, NPR’s Diaa Hadid reports:

“The gunmen detonated explosives during a embankment and afterwards stormed Shamshad Television in Tuesday’s attack. Local media reported that radio staff attempted to flee; one lady jumped out of a window, and some-more than 20 people were wounded.

“Afghan confidence army battled a militants, and dual hours after a encircle began, a hire went behind on atmosphere to news – on a attack. In a matter to a media outlet, Islamic State claimed responsibility.”

Diaa adds, “Afghanistan is one of a world’s many dangerous places to work as a journalist.”

Shamshad employees tell TOLO News that after a sound of an blast and gunfire, they scrambled to get out of a building. Many transient “with a assistance of a National Olympic Committee’s officials whose offices are subsequent doorway to Shamshad TV,” TOLO reports. The hire says during slightest 200 people were operative when a conflict began.

“We were in a newsroom when we listened a explosion. Everyone transient from a windows,” a contributor named Khurshidi tells TOLO.

Aziz, of Shamshad Radio, said, “We saved a sisters initial and afterwards we jumped out of a window, though we have no thought what happened next.”

The U.S. Embassy in Kabul cursed a attack, with Special Chargé d’Affaires Ambassador Hugo Llorens saying, “Violent extremists seeking to mistreat Afghanistan’s bold reporters will not attain in gloomy a leisure of a press.”