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Islamic State claims attack on TV station in Afghan capital

Tuesday, November 07, 2017 - 00:51

At least two people have been killed in the latest assault on media workers in Afghanistan claimed by Islamic State militants. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. Militant group Islamic State on Tuesday (November 7) claimed responsibility for an attack on a television station in Kabul, in which gunmen disguised as police killed a security guard and opened fire on staff. Afghan special forces suppressed the attack on Shamshad TV, a private Pashto-language broadcaster, after about two hours, but police said at least two people had been killed and 20 wounded. During the attack, a special forces unit blasted a hole in the concrete wall around the compound and entered the site amid the sound of gunfire. At least one attacker was killed during the operation, while another was killed at the compound entrance. In a statement on its news agency Amaq, Islamic State claimed responsibility, without giving evidence. The group, based mainly in the eastern province of Nangarhar, has claimed a number of attacks on civilian targets in the Afghan capital.

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Islamic State claims attack on TV station in Afghan capital

Tuesday, November 07, 2017 - 00:51