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Gunmen attack Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel

Gunmen attack Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel

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A luxury Kabul hotel is under siege as gunmen and suicide attackers entered the building, killing and taking guests hostage.Afghan special forces have launched an operation to end the assault on the five star Kabul Intercontinental Hotel, which is popular with foreigners, interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish said.The attack began at about 9pm local time when the men entered the hotel through the kitchen.Four gunmen attacked the hotel and exchanged fire with security forces as residents and staff fled.One attacker was killed by security forces and the other three are still inside the hotel, Nasrat Rahimi, a deputy spokesman for the interior ministry said.Hostages are believed to have been taken and suicide bombers are thought to be among the group.One witness, who did not want to be nam...