More than 70 individuals had died in mud storms within the state earlier in May. India’s Meteorological Department had issued a warning on Sunday earlier than the storms hit, warning individuals to remain within their properties. Wind speeds were around 109 km/h accompanied by thunder and lightning, officers mentioned. Air travel in Delhi was also affected, with around 70 flights being diverted from the city’s international airport on Sunday night. Afghan safety forces say they’ve regained control of a luxury resort in Kabul after it was stormed by gunmen.
At least five civilians have been killed and six had been injured in the siege, the inside ministry stated on Sunday. All three of the attackers have been killed, a ministry spokesman said. The gunmen burst into the Intercontinental Hotel on Saturday evening, shooting at visitors and workers and detonating grenades. Special forces battled to secure the hotel and rescue people trapped inside, ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said. Saturday’s siege came just days after the US embassy in Kabul issued a warning about resorts in the metropolis.