Kabul Intercontinental Hotel Attack | Multiple casualties reported, siege continues, says Afghan media
Four gunmen stormed Kabul’s landmark Intercontinental Hotel today and started shooting at guests, officials said, in an assault that is still under way.
“Four attackers are inside the building,” an official at the National Directorate of Security (NDS) spy agency told AFP.
They are “shooting at guests”, he said.
Another official said the attackers were armed with small weapons and rocket-propelled grenades when they entered the hotel, which often hosts weddings, conferences and political gatherings.
“They are now on the third and fourth floors fighting with our forces. We don’t know the details of casualties yet but they set the kitchen on fire,” interior ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi told AFP.
The fourth floor of the hotel is also on fire, the NDS official said.
According to TOLO news, an eyewitness, who managed to flee from the hotel said that 15 people have been killed by the attackers.
#Kabul – an eyewitness who managed to flee Kabul Intercontinental Hotel through a back door with five others said at least 15 people have been killed & wounded in the ongoing complex attack #Afghanistan
— TOLOnews (@TOLOnews) January 21, 2018
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