Afghan police rescue 30 people taken hostage in Kabul -

19 January, Wednesday

Afghan police rescue 30 people taken hostage in Kabul

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The Kabul police have rescued 30 civilians taken hostage during an attack in the city, Afghan broadcaster 1TV reported on Tuesday, Sputnik reports. 

Citing the interior ministry, the broadcaster said that the attackers started trespassing on residential houses and clashing with the security forces after detonating a car bomb in Kabul's Police District 10.

Houses of two prominent Afghan political figures - Defense Minister Bismillah Khan Mohammadi and lawmaker Azim Baghlani — were similarly violated on Tuesday.

Violent clashes and terrorist attacks continue to ravage Afghanistan despite ongoing peace talks between the government and the Taliban* in the Qatari capital of Doha


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