Kabul TV hire Shamshad stormed by gunmen

Afghan confidence army respond to an conflict on a TV stationImage copyright

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An operation is underneath approach during a stage of a attack

Gunmen have pounded a radio hire in a Afghan collateral Kabul, murdering during slightest one person.

Three enemy stormed a Shamshad TV building after detonating explosives, military say.

A ensure and one of a enemy are pronounced to have been killed and a confidence operation is underneath way.

The accurate series of casualties is not nonetheless clear. So-called Islamic State pronounced they were behind a attack, in a matter done on a news opening Amaq.

A BBC contributor in a area could still hear a sound of gunfire with a remaining enemy reported to still be resisting.

‘I managed to escape’

Shamshad TV fast went off atmosphere after a conflict began.

“Some of my colleagues were killed and injured. we managed to escape,” Hashmat Istankzai, a contributor for a Pashto-language channel, told a BBC.

Shamshad TV broadcasts a far-reaching accumulation of programmes including news and stream affairs in a Pashto language. It is one of a BBC’s partner stations.

Kabul has been targeted regularly in new months by a Taliban and supposed Islamic State militants.

Afghanistan is one of a world’s many dangerous countries for reporters and media workers.

In May a BBC motorist was among some-more than 150 people killed in a outrageous self-murder bombing in a capital. Last year 7 members of staff from a private Tolo radio hire were killed in a Taliban self-murder bombing in Kabul.