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2015 Spanish Embassy attack in Kabul

On December 11, 2015, Taliban militants detonated a car bomb and stormed a guesthouse near the Spanish embassy in the Shirpour district of Kabul—home to many foreign embassies and high-ranking government officials. Nine people died in the attack, including four Afghans, two Spanish guards and three Taliban fighters. Security forces, including Norwegian special forces [1] took more than ten hours to bring the area back under control.[2][3][4][5]

2015 Spanish Embassy attack in Kabul
2015 Spanish Embassy attack in Kabul is located in Kabul
2015 Spanish Embassy attack in Kabul
2015 Spanish Embassy attack in Kabul (Kabul)
Location Shir Pur, Kabul, Afghanistan
Date December 11, 2015 (2015-12-11)
Attack type
Suicide bombing, Raid
Deaths 9 (including 3 perpetrators)
Non-fatal injuries
7
Perpetrators Flag of Jihad.svg Taliban

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.[6][7]

In Oktober 2016, a member of the Norwegian Marinejegerkommandoen was awarded a medal for saving lives of Spanish diplomats during the incident. The soldier was shot 3 times during the incident in Afghanistan. The medal was handed out at the Spanish embassy in Oslo, Norway by the Spanish ambassador to Norway. [8]

VictimsEdit

Deaths by nationality
Country Number
  Afghanistan 4
  Spain 2
Total 6

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