Kabul attack
Afghan policemen keep watch at the site of an attack in Kabul on 14 May 2015.Reuters

Fourteen people, including four Indians, were killed when Taliban gunmen stormed a guesthouse in Kabul on Wednesday night. According to reports, the Indian ambassador to Afghanistan was the target. 

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack on Thursday.

According to local reports, the militants attacked the Park Palace Guesthouse believing that the Indian ambassador was inside. 

The gun attack that began at 8.30 pm local time ended five hours later, with the special forces from the Afghan Crisis Response Unit taking control of the guesthouse, which was popular among foreigners in the country. 

According to Afghanistan's Khaama Press, a musical concert was scheduled to be held at the guesthouse, which was expected to be attended by Indian guests. 

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani's special envoy for good governance Ahmad Zia Massoud called the incident a "political attack".

In India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted about the incident just before leaving for his China trip on Wednesday night. 

"In the aircraft I got news about the attack in Kabul. Am concerned about the situation & I pray for everyone's safety," Modi tweeted.