Suicide bombers attack luxury hotel in Kabul
At least three suicide bombers stormed Intercontinental Hotel in capital Kabul on Tuesday night, sparking a fierce battle with Afghan security forces, officials said, DPA reported.
A police official said that "several people were down" but could not provide details. Residents in the area reported gunfire and at least two blasts.
The official, Mohammad Zahir, the head of criminal investigation section of Kabul police, said that three bombers entered the main building of the hotel, which is located on a hilltop in the western part of the city.
Police forcees were trying to flush them out, he said.
Private broadcaster Tolo said that six suicide bombers were involved in the multi-pronged attack that began at 10 pm local time. The report, citing security sources, said that more than 10 people were killed and injured.