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Kabul TV station Shamshad stormed by gunmen

Kabul TV station Shamshad stormed by gunmen”

The attackers broke into a building in the Afghan capital following an explosion, according to a security official.

Gunfire was heard from the scene, while security forces and ambulances rushed to the area, TOLOnews reported. Security personnel are trying to regain control of the building.

A spokesman for the chief of Kabul police said one of the attackers had been killed by Afghan forces.

"Many of my colleagues are still in the building", Zaland added.

Reports state that a Pashto language broadcaster Shamshad TV ceased normal programming as the attack occurred on their building and began transmitting only images.

The attack started at about 10:45 am on Tuesday morning when a suicide bomber reportedly detonated his explosives. It was unclear whether any of the station's staffers were killed or wounded.



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