Tag: Kabul

Hotel Under Attack

There’s a fight on:

Gunmen and suicide bombers attacked Kabul’s Hotel Inter-Continental, where they fought Tuesday with Afghan security forces late into the night, Chief of Criminal Investigation Mohammed Zahir told CNN.

Three of about six armed would-be suicide attackers who attacked Kabul’s Inter-Continental Hotel at 10 p.m. Tuesday were shot dead by police; another detonated his explosives and two were still resisting from the top levels of the hotel, said Afghan Lt. Gen. Mohammad Ayoub Salangi, the city’s chief of police, early Wednesday.

The Afghan National Police and the Afghan army are in control of the area, he told CNN, adding that the casualty toll was not yet clear.

As seems often the case, they are attacking a civilian target, trying to take as many innocent lives as they can. Let’s hope it’s not as bad as some of the early reports hint.