Kabul: Armed men opened fire at a hotel in Afghanistan’s Kabul on Monday that reportedly housed some Chinese foreigners.
Citing two Taliban sources, Reuters reported that armed men opened fire on Monday inside a building in central Kabul that housed some foreigners.
It was not immediately clear if there were any casualties.
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Residents of the area said the attack was carried out at a building where Chinese and other foreigners usually stay.
The blast followed by gunshots, eyewitnesses said, adding the building caught fire and smoke was billowing from the guesthouse.
The Chinese Embassy in Afghanistan said it was closely monitoring the situation and taking relevant actions, an official from the embassy said, as reported by Xinhua news agency.
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