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** Attackers have taken a number of people hostage.
** The same hotel was under attack on June 28, 2011. It claimed 21 lives. Taliban claimed responsibility for that attack.
** Just 2 days ago, the US Department of State issued this warning about potential attacks on hotels in Kabul.
** An eyewitness, who managed to flee Intercontinental Hotel, said at least 15 people are either killed or wounded in the first and second floors of the hotel. (TOLO)
** Confirmed: kitchen and 4th floor on fire.
** 1 attacker down.
** Local media start reporting 35 casualties. Anonymous security source, no official confirmation, no distinction killed/wounded.
** Helicopters are now circling the hotel.
** First victims have been shifted to hospital. No numbers.
** Several killed, at least 6 injured
** Clearance operation ongoing @
#IntercontinentalHotel. Additional special forces & foreign troops on scene. Preliminary toll: 5 killed, 6 injured, 100+ released. Possibly 1 attacker left on 8th floor.
** Siege has now reportedly been ended. – 5 killed – 6 injured – 126 rescued – 3 attackers dead
#Taliban claimed the attack, with their spox Zabihullah Mujahid saying the attack was originally planned for last Thursday.
** Updated toll: 6 killed
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