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18 dead as Taliban attacks Kabul hotel
Posted on: 22-01-2018 , 01:18:PM | DY365 Bureau

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 A luxury hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan was attacked by Taliban Terrorists on Sunday leaving behind 18 dead on the spot.

The 6 storey Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul sparked a 12-hour battle with Afghan forces backed by Norwegian troops that left

Out of total 18 which were killed, most of them are foreigners, according to sources.

Najib Danish, the Afghan interior ministry spokesman said that altogether 14 foreigners were among those killed.

However, he did not specify their nationalities, in comments to Afghanistan's Tolo News hours after the overnight attack that ended on Sunday.

Many Terrified hotel guests were seen climbing down with bedsheets tied to balconies to escape the gunmen rampaging through the hilltop hotel overlooking the Afghan capital.

According to the interior ministry, Special forces were lowered by helicopters during the night onto the roof of the landmark 1960s building.

All the six attackers were killed by the Afghan security forces, according to the ministry.


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