Gunmen attack hotel in Afghan capital; police kill 4 attackers




 
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March 21st, 2014  
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By Jessica Donati and Hamid Shalizi KABUL (Reuters) - Taliban gunmen attacked a luxury hotel on Thursday in the centre of the Afghan capital Kabul, police said, and four of the assailants were killed in a shootout with Afghan security forces. Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi told Reuters all the gunmen were dead and security forces were in control of the hotel. He said he was not aware of deaths among the staff or guests, but checks were under way and Afghan special forces were on the scene. They fired on guests and then hid in bathrooms when security forces arrived, he said.




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