Afghanistan: terrorist attack against a hotel, several dead

Eight civilians, two policemen and eight terrorists were killed. Nine civilians and three policemen were injured.

The attack of the Intercontinental Hotel, frequented mainly by foreigners, and anti-terrorist operation lasted nearly five hours. According to sources, six or seven terrorists were killed. Three policemen were wounded.

A suicide bomber detonated his vest at a dinner. Two more explosions were heard later.

The security forces and NATO helicopters were involved in the removal of heavily armed terrorists. Three extremists were killed on the hotel roof by helicopter.
The attack was claimed by the Taliban movement.

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