Afghanistan: Taliban attacks hotel outside Kabul, 20 killed

Posted on June 23, 2012 • Filed under: Middle East, Terrorism, Tourists Killed

Afghan security forces have ended a 12-hour attack by Taliban militants on a hotel outside Kabul, in which at least 20 people died, officials say. Insurgents attacked the Spozhmai Hotel in the Lake Qargha area on Thursday night, taking many hostages. Kabul’s police chief said 15 civilians, including hotel guests, died. All five insurgents were killed. The Taliban claimed the attack, saying the hotel was used by wealthy Afghans and foreigners for “wild parties”. Read Article

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