Kabul hotel attack LIVE: Gunmen continue fighting security forces in Afghanistan capital

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    At least four gunmen attacked Kabul’s landmark Intercontinental Hotel in a night-time raid on Saturday and started shooting at guests and staff, officials said, in an hours-long assault that is still ongoing.

    There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the latest attack in the Afghan capital that followed a series of security warnings in recent days to avoid hotels and other locations frequented by foreigners.

    “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.

    Hotel manager Ahmad Haris Nayab, who managed to escape unhurt, said the attackers had got into the main part of the hotel through a kitchen and people fled amid bursts of gunfire on all sides.

    Afghan interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish said many details of the raid, which came days after a US embassy warning of possible attacks on hotels in the capital, were still unclear and there were no official casualty figures.
    Here are the live updates:

    6.11am: According to The New York Times, commander of the Kabul Garrison Gen Afzal Aman says: “The attackers are at one side of the building. There are guests trapped in their rooms. We do not know who are the attackers. There could be two or three of them.”
    Kabul hotel attack LIVE: Gunmen continue fighting security forces in Afghanistan capital, several dead

    Several dead as gunmen attack top Kabul hotel

    It freaking never ends.
     
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    It will end eventually. After we kill them, their children, their parents, their grandparents, their aunts, uncles, and livestock. Then it will end.

    The only way to win wars is to make them not want to fight any more. And this war must be won. We are not fighting for territory, for riches, or for governments. We are fighting for the right to exist on this planet.
     
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