Tampa Father, Businessman Dies In Deadly Kabul Hotel Attack

Hotel in Kabul comes under attack, hostages reportedly taken

A former TV-5 news anchor and reporter was killed over the weekend in an attack on an Afghanistan hotel.

"The government is concerned about the inevitable repercussions that this and yesterday's attack (in Jalalabad) are going to have", an Afghan media source told AFP.

The Swedish Ambassador to Afghanistan, Tobias Thyberg, condemned the attack on Twitter.

The UK charity Save the Children has temporarily suspended its programmes in Afghanistan after an attack on its offices in the city of Jalalabad.

Their goal was to kill foreigners and Afghan officials, according to investigators.

Carrazana says no children were harmed in the attack because the office served as an administrative center.

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Wright said the project was for a government agency and that several of Seligs colleagues on the potential project were injured in the blast.

London-based Save the Children issued a statement saying it would resume its work, which it said reaches almost 1.4 million Afghan children, as soon as it was safe to do so.

Glenn Selig was one of 22 people killed in a 13-hour siege by the Taliban on Saturday on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, the State Department announced in Wednesday.

Charity groups continue to work under tough conditions in Afghanistan, facing regular attacks and kidnappings. "We remain firmly committed to supporting Afghan efforts to achieve peace, security, and prosperity for their country".

The militants have bastions in southern districts of the province bordering tribal areas of Pakistan.

Aid organizations have been targeted repeatedly in Afghanistan in recent years, forcing some to cut back operations.

The leader of a synagogue in Tampa, Florida was one of four Americans killed in a January 20 Taliban attack in Afghanistan, the State Department said. No exact figures were immediately available for either the US fatalities or injuries. "We express our condolences and thoughts to the victims and families".

The Ukrainians and Venezuelans killed in the attack had worked for Afghan airline Kam Air, whose chief executive Samad Osman Samadi on Wednesday described their deaths as "a disaster for us".

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