2 killed as gunmen storm TV station in Kabul, attack claimed by ISIS

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At least one person is believed to have been killed and about 20 wounded, in an attack on the Shamshad TV’s office in Kabul.

The attack started at about 10:45 am on Tuesday morning when a suicide bomber reportedly detonated his explosives at the entrance gate.
Two or three gunmen then stormed the building.

A Shamshad TV employee has told Kabul based TOLOnews that attackers entered their compound after detonating explosives at their compound gate.

The ministry of interior’s spokesman Najib Danish told TOLOnews that security forces are working to clear the compound of insurgents and Crisis Response Unit members were searching nearby houses.

An Olympic Committee source said their building is behind Shamshad TV and that they were able to rescue about 25 Shamshad TV staff members.

The Taliban has denied any involvement in the attack.

According to a news report in The Guardian, Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack on Tuesday, which lasted about three hours before Afghan special forces overpowered the attackers, who were armed with guns and grenades, and freed staff trapped inside the building.

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