ISIS’s regional offshoot, ISKP claimed responsibility for the bomb and gun attack on a multi-story hotel in Kabul on Monday, which left at least 3 assailants killed and 21 others injured, including foreign nationals.
The ISKP shared a video of the hotel on fire, showing smoke billowing from the building and a floor ablaze, and claimed that “Chinese communists and Taliban elements” were the attack targets.
A gun and bomb attack on Monday, December 12, on a hotel in the heart of Kabul left more than a dozen Chinese citizens injured five of them critically, according to a Chinese businessman in the Afghan capital.
The Afghan government has not yet released any official details about the incident on Monday, however, it has stated that no foreigners were killed.
Yu Ming Hui, the director of the China Town business complex in Kabul and a prominent Chinese businessman in Afghanistan, told Reuters that there were about 30 Chinese nationals inside the hotel at the time of the attack.
He reportedly stated that five Chinese nationals were in the intensive care unit at the emergency hospital and that the other 13 to 14 had fled the hotel to stay elsewhere.
In a statement on Tuesday, December 13, the Chinese Foreign Ministry added that an attack on a hotel in the Afghan capital of Kabul left 5 Chinese people injured.
The attack occurred around a kilometer from the local hospital of an international humanitarian organization called EMERGENCY, which reported the number of casualties.
“So far, we have received 21 casualties — 3 were already dead on arrival,” the EMERGENCY organization tweeted.