Spokesman for Trump campaign adviser among Americans killed in Kabul


At least 20 people were killed when five gunman dressed in Afghan army uniforms stormed the Kabul hotel on Saturday night.

Glenn Selig, a spokesman for Trump campaign adviser Rick Gates, was among the Americans who were killed, according to a statement from Selig's company, Selig Multimedia. "Out of respect for the families of the deceased, we have no further comment", US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said in a statement. Two other US citizens were injured.

State Department Spokesman Heather Nauert says the USA condemns the attack and offers condolences to the family and friends of those killed.

In a statement, the charity said: "Save the Children condemn this attack in the strongest possible terms".

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His company says he was a tireless professional, a loyal family man and a pillar of the community.

"The loss for his family and friends can not be measured nor conveyed strongly enough, but we thank everyone for the outpouring of support we have received", the statement added.

The members of the Security Council underlined the need to hold perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism accountable and bring them to justice, and urged all States, in accordance with their obligations under worldwide law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to cooperate actively with the Government of Afghanistan and all other relevant authorities in this regard. Investigators are still looking into how the militants were able to get past privately-owned Kabul Balkh Safety & Security guards and launch the assault with guns and grenades. "Violence like what we witnessed yesterday has no place in Afghanistan or anywhere else in the world".

Two others, including an Afghan security force member and a civilian, were killed, Attaullah Khugyani, a spokesman for the provincial governor, said.