ISIS Claims Afghanistan TV Station Attack that Killed 3

Published November 7th, 2017 - 01:37 GMT
Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani condemned the shooting, noting the attackers couldn't harm freedom of speech (AFP)
Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani condemned the shooting, noting the attackers couldn't harm freedom of speech (AFP)

ISIS has claimed the attack on the Shamshad TV station in Afghanistan's capital that left three dead and at least 20 wounded on Tuesday.

The director of Shamshad TV, Abed Ehsas, said the assault would not prevent journalists from doing their work in the country.

"It was an attack on the media and on the people's voice. It was not the first attack and probably it will not be the last attack," Ehsas said. "No one can silence the voice of the media."

According to Ehsas, the two shooters wore police officer costumes and stormed the newsroom's offices and began shooting randomly at the staff, even throwing "hand grenades" at security officers.

Although most of the staff escaped, two security officers were killed.

The Taliban has denied any involvement, but ISIS took credit for the attack.

Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani condemned the shooting, noting the attackers couldn't harm freedom of speech.

"Enemies of Afghanistan have once again shown they can commit any action, even attacking the freedom of speech, for achieving their nefarious designs," Ghani said.

 

 

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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