The Afghan Taliban has claimed responsibility for Thursday’s deadly attack on a guesthouse in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. At least 14 people, including foreigners – four Indian nationals, a Briton and one American – died, while 44 people were reportedly rescued in the attack.
Zabihullah Mujahid, spokesman for the Islamic fundamentalists group, emailed a statement saying their member carried out the attack targeted at foreigners, and in retaliation for the United States’ and its allies support for Afghan’s President Ashraf Ghani.
“The occupying forces should realize that they are not safe from our attacks under any cover or in any location,” Mujahid said. He explained that the Taliban attacker armed with a pistol, AK-47 and explosive materials targeted the concert. “We have pinpointed the location precisely and found out the exact time of the event,” Mujahid added.