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Taliban Fighters Attack Resort Hotel In Kabul

June 22 2012


A hostage standoff has ended at a popular hotel in Kabul, reports Khaama Press (Afghanistan).

Seven insurgents stormed the Spozhmai hotel at Qargha Lake Thursday night, taking hostages and triggering a gun battle with security forces that lasted 11 hours, said police.

Afghan security forces backed by U.S. gunships raided the building Friday morning, killing all the insurgents, said officials.

Twelve civilians, four security personnel and a police officer were also killed,...

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