On November 29, the British security company G4S acknowledged that five of its employees were killed in the recent attack by the Taliban on its headquarters in the Afghan capital of Kabul. G4S said that thirty-two other employees were injured, five of them are still in a critical condition.
“We are committed to our security role in support of the people of Afghanistan, and we are determined that incidents such as this will not prevent the vital work that the international community conducts from continuing,” G4S said in an official statement.
British media identified one of the casualties as 33-year old Luke Griffin, a veteran infantryman of the British military who worked for G4S as a close protection specialist. According to the Sun, Luke saw action in Iraq and Afghanistan during his service in the army.
Besides G4S employees many personnel of Afghan security forces and even civilians were killed and injured in the well-planned attack by the Taliban. The attack began with the explosion of a car bomb at the entrance of G4S’ headquarters. Following that, several suicide attackers of the Taliban stormed the facility, according to Afghan sources.
The attack once again raised questions about the security situation in the Afghan capital, which appears to be full of the Taliban’s cells.