By: Mustafa Kazemi
Kabul (Afghanistan) – Three suicide bombers attacked a Lebanese restaurant in heart of Kabul on late Friday, killing over 14, including women and foreigners.
“At around 7:30 pm three terrorists with suicide bombing vests and combat rifles stormed the Tavern Lebanese restaurant in Wazir Akbar Khan area” General Mohammad Zahir, Police Chief of Kabul, told journalists.
The insurgents continued combating the security guards of the restaurant and the first-responder security forces from the area for nearly three hours.
“Unfortunately around 13 to 14 people have died in the attack” General Zahir added.
There are both local & foreign nationals among the dead and wounded.
Later in the night further details regarding the attack and casualties were revealed to the media.
A Tolo television video feed from the area showed Afghan Police’s Special Unit attempting to storm the restaurant after the attack.
A cook working at the restaurant, speaking on the telephone to one of private TV’s journalists said that the bombers had heavy weaponry with them, including RPGs, RPD machine guns and AK-47 assault rifles.
Speaking on a live feed, the cook further added that the bombers yelled “Allah-u-Akbar” fore to blowing themselves up with the explosive vests they were wearing.
An unconfirmed report later said that there are at least 3 foreigner women among those dead in the attack.
Afghan uniformed Police and Special Police units were in the area until this story was filled.