Kabul: Afghan security forces have freed 18 civilians and killed two militants after a Taliban attack on a popular lakeside hotel on the outskirts of the capital Kabul, but a siege was still ongoing and more hostages may be held, the city police chief said on Friday.
"Two terrorists have been killed and we have cleared the second floor of the hotel. We are now clearing the area of the remaining insurgents," Kabul Police Chief Ayoub Salangi told Reuters.
"Our officers have not gone yet to the lake side (of the hotel) and we don't know if there are more terrorists," he said.
10:57 AM, Jun 22, 2012
Kabul: Afghan Taliban gunmen who attacked a popular lakeside hotel on the outskirts of the Afghan capital are holding several hostages, thought to include women and children, and some people have been killed, Kabul police said on Friday. An unknown number of gunmen, some armed with rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns, attacked the hotel in Kabul's popular Qargha Lake recreation area late on Thursday night, triggering a five-hour gunbattle....
07:59 AM, Jun 22, 2012
Washington: Strongly condemning the attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan's capital Kabul, the US on Wednesday said the strike once again demonstrates the terrorists' complete disregard for human life. "The United States strongly condemns the attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, which once again demonstrates the terrorists' complete disregard for human life," State Department spokesman Victoria Nuland said. Extending America's condolences to the families and friends of the...
10:04 AM, Jun 29, 2011
Kabul: NATO helicopters fired rockets at gunmen on the rooftop of a besieged Kabul hotel early on Wednesday, ending a more than four-hour standoff between militants and police that left at least seven dead and eight others wounded, Afghan officials said. Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said six suicide bombers attacked the Inter-Continental hotel frequented by Afghan officials and foreign visitors. He said two were killed by hotel guards at...
07:58 AM, Jun 29, 2011