Kabul hotel assault ends after all 3 Taliban attackers are killed

(From France 24)

An attack on a Kabul hotel popular with foreign contractors ended Monday after all three Taliban fighters were killed, around seven hours after the assault began with a truck explosion, police said.

An Afghan policeman keeps watch near the site of a bomb blast in Kabul,

An Afghan policeman keeps watch near the site of a bomb blast in Kabul, Afghanistan August 1, 2016. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Police said the standoff with the jihadist fighters had ended with no victims among hotel guests or staff, but one casualty among security forces.

“The operation is over now. One policeman lost his life and three others were wounded but none of the hotel staff or guests were hurt,” Kabul police chief Abdul Rahman Rahimi told reporters.

The attack began when a powerful explosion, which rattled windows several kilometers away, paved the way for armed insurgents to enter the heavily guarded facility, close to Kabul’s international airport. Read More

 



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