Two Turkish citizens killed, two others injured in Kabul attack
AA PhotoTwo Turkish citizens have been killed while two others have been injured as unknown gunmen opened fire in the capital of Afghanistan on the same day as another Turkish citizen was abducted in Kabul.
Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency (AA) quoted a local police official in Afghanistan, who said an unidentified gunman opened fire on Turkish businessmen in Kabul at 7 p.m. on March 5 at a Turkish bazaar in the city center.
Two Turkish citizens, identified only by their first names, Yusuf and İbrahim, were killed in the attack, according to Doğan News Agency (DHA). Two others were injured in the attack.
An employee of the company where the slain businessmen worked said, on condition of anonymity, that the company’s owner had been seriously injured in the attack and was currently in critical condition, AA reported.
“They were visiting Afghanistan to explore possible investment opportunities,” the employee was quoted as saying.
While the motive for the attack remains unclear, DHA claimed the Afghan police believed it might have been linked to a commercial dispute.
On the same day as the bloody attack, the Kabul office of another Turkish company was raided by unknown assailants.
The attackers abducted an unidentified Turkish citizen while reports indicate other employees, including a second Turk, were assaulted.
No militant groups, including the Taliban, have yet claimed responsibility for the March 5 attacks.