Deputy Interior Minister Mohammad Ayub Salangi said the siege ended in the morning with the deaths of four heavily armed attackers though no civilians or security personnel were injured or killed.
This week, Afghanistan has been in the news, with President Ashraf Ghani making a high-stakes bet on peace with the Taliban.
While it could not be independently verified by The AP, the man in the video resembled other known photographs of Hong Xudong, kidnapped in May 2014.
He is one of a breed of extremists with ties to the US and a conservative upbringing.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the third attack targeting justice system employees this month.
In 2008, the United States intercepted communications between Haqqani commanders with ISI officers, who directed attacks on its embassy, and that of India, in Kabul.
Bodies of NGO worker, three other Indians killed in Kabul guesthouse attack flown home.
This Taliban claimed helicopter crash, which was allegedly aimed at Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif, left the envoy of Norway, Philippines dead.
Mahmud was shot dead by unknown gunmen as she was returning home shortly after hosting a seminar on human rights abuses.
Bomb in police station kills 3 in Kandahar province of Afghanistan; Taliban likely responsible.
Afghanistan Taliban militants abduct 19 working on land mine clearance in an eastern province.
Those killed include a commander and close aide of former Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan head, Hakimullah Mehsud.
Taliban fighters overran Afghanistan army posts and launched a massive attack which has caused the loss of 30 soldiers.
The vendor was arrested and an investigation launched into whether the food was deliberately tainted, he said.
A suicide car bomber has targeted a convoy of US troops in the country, killing 3 Afghan civilians and wounding 4.