During an attack on a hotel in Kabul killed seven Ukrainians

© AP Photo / Rahmat GulАфганский military near the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul. 21 January 2018During an attack on a hotel in Kabul killed seven Ukrainians© AP Photo / Rahmat Gul

Seven citizens of Ukraine were victims of attack on hotel in Kabul. This was announced by the Ambassador of the country in Afghanistan and Tajikistan Viktor nikitiuk the TV channel «112 Ukraine».

According to him, the death of the death of citizens of Ukraine already confirmed. The diplomat added that appearing in the media victims need to check as earlier it was reported about nine killed Ukrainians.

The attack claimed the lives of two pilots of a Ukrainian private airline «Ukrainian wings» that worked on the Afghan airline Kam Air. On the website of the TV channel «Gromadska TV» referring to the Director of the carrier Vladimir Kostenko reported that one of the pilots is a native Pervomaisk, Kharkiv region, born in 1974. More information about the second dead pilot to the present time.

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko expressed condolences to the family and friends of the victims of the attack. The head of state on his page on Facebook announced that the government will assist the families of the victims.

He also added that the foreign Ministry has sent to the Ukrainian Consul Kabul from Dushanbe to clarify the details of what happened.

In turn, foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said that set of circumstances of the terrorist act. He also strongly condemned the tragedy in Kabul.

The attack on the hotel

On Saturday, armed militants attacked the Intercontinental Hotel. Within 18 hours they heard gunshots and explosions.

The responsibility for what happened took on the Taliban*.

According to media reports, 43 people were killed; 126, including 41 of the foreigner, saved. The Ministry of internal Affairs of Afghanistan confirmed the death of 18 people, including 14 foreigners. Among them — the citizen of Kazakhstan.

In addition, the victim of the attack was the Consul General of Afghanistan in Karachi, Pakistan Abdullah Vahid Poyan.

Russians among the dead and victims of attack on hotel in Kabul no, said the foreign Ministry and added that Moscow strongly condemns the inhuman terrorist attack.

«We urge the Afghan authorities to take exhaustive measures to ensure security in the Afghan capital and in the country as a whole», — said the Russian foreign Ministry.

The German foreign Ministry also condemned the attack and expressed condolences to the families of the victims.

«Our thoughts are with the victims, their families and their friends. Germany is firmly on the side of Afghanistan together with the international community and will continue to support the government of Afghanistan to stabilize the country and protect its security,» — said in a statement.

Intercontinental Hotel is not the first time becomes the target of terrorists. So, in June 2011, nine militants burst into the building. Then 12 people were killed. All attackers eliminated.

*A terrorist group banned in Russia

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