Number of Ukrainians killed in attack on Kabul's hotel grows to six – Foreign minister Klimkin

19:56, 21 January 2018
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Ukraine's Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin has confirmed that six Ukrainians have been killed in a terrorist attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan. 

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"I have informed the president that six Ukrainian citizens have been killed in an attack on a hotel in Kabul. We are working with the law enforcement agencies of Afghanistan to find out the circumstances of this terrorist act," the minister tweeted on Sunday, January 21.

Read alsoUkraine's Foreign Ministry: There could be Ukrainians among victims of attack on Kabul hotelAs UNIAN reported, a group of terrorists penetrated into the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul on the evening of January 20.

According to local media outlets, at least 43 people were killed in the attack. Some 126 people were rescued, 41 of them were foreigners.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the hotel attack.

On January 21, Ukraine's Foreign Ministry said there were Ukrainians among those killed in the attack, mentioning one confirmed case. According to a preliminary report, a male Ukrainian, who was an employee working for a local airline, was killed.

Later, the Ukrainian TV news service TSN cited a BBC report that 14 foreigners, including nine citizens of Ukraine, had been killed.

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