Kabul attack update: Seven Ukrainians killed
The number of Ukrainians killed in a terrorist attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan, has increased to seven people, according to Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Ukraine in Tajikistan and Afghanistan, Viktor Nikitiuk.
"To date, deaths of seven Ukrainian citizens have been confirmed. We have data on all these citizens. Many Ukrainian aircraft technicians work in Afghanistan, and all those killed worked for the Afghan Kam Air airline and lived in the Intercontinental hotel," Nikitiuk told 112 Ukraine TV channel.
He added that now the Ukrainian consul in Afghanistan must issue documents for the return of the dead Ukrainians to Ukraine.
As UNIAN reported earlier, a group of terrorists penetrated into the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul on the evening of January 20.
Read alsoPoroshenko says he's "shocked by tragic news from Afghanistan"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.