On Saturday night, unknown gunmen stormed a guest house in Kabul. A German aid worker was killed, an Afghan guard was beheaded and a Finnish woman is missing – believed to have been abducted. The guest house is run by Operation Mercy, a Swedish charity.

From the Japan Times

Two killed, one kidnapped as gunmen storm Kabul guest house

A German aid worker and an Afghan guard were killed and a Finnish woman kidnapped as gunmen stormed an international guest house in Kabul, officials said Sunday, underscoring rising insecurity in the war-torn country.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack late Saturday on the guest house run by Swedish charity Operation Mercy in the heart of the Afghan capital.

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From the BBC

German woman killed and Afghan guard beheaded in Kabul

The attackers stormed a guesthouse run by a Swedish NGO, Operation Mercy, at about 23:30 (19:00 GMT) on Saturday, the Afghan interior ministry said.

A second woman, from Finland, is missing and has possibly been kidnapped, the ministry said.

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From the Washington Post

German woman, Afghan guard killed in Kabul guesthouse attack

The guard at the guesthouse, which is run by a Swedish aid group, was reportedly beheaded, a method often used by the Islamic State and generally not practiced by the Taliban. Then, according to a spokesman for the Interior Ministry on Sunday, the attackers went to a second-floor room where the two women were asleep, shot one dead and abducted the other.

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From YLE Uutiset

Finnish citizen kidnapped in Afghanistan

The Finnish news agency STT reports that the kidnapped woman was working for an aid organisation. Afghan media report that the woman went missing on Saturday night in the wake of an attack on the accommodation where she was staying. The kidnapping was first reported in Finland by Helsingin Sanomat.

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