Kazakh citizen among victims of Kabul hotel attack

 Kazakh citizen among victims of Kabul hotel attack

A Kazakhstani citizen was among those killed in the Saturday attack on Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel, the spokesman for Kazakh Foreign Ministry Anuar Zhainakov said.

"Tragic news has come from Afghanistan. A citizen of Kazakhstan, born in 1978, was killed today as the result of the attack by militants on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul," Zhainakov posted on his Facebook page.

Eighteen people, including 14 foreigners, were killed in the Saturday attack, according to Afghanistan's Interior Ministry.

More than 150 people were rescued or managed to escape the attack at Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel. Eleven of the 14 foreigners killed were employees of KamAir, a private Afghan airline. Two were identified as Venezuelan pilots. Six Ukrainians and a citizen from Kazakhstan were among the dead.

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