Militant siege of Kabul hotel concludes, Afghan police say

ByREUTERS
June 22, 2012 09:59




KABUL - A 12-hour siege by Taliban militants of a lakeside hotel on the outskirts of Kabul is now over, Afghan police said on Friday.

Heavily armed gunmen took scores of hostages at the popular hotel on Thursday just before midnight. No final information on civilian, police, or militant deaths was immediately available, police said, although they earlier said at least 10 people had been killed.

The assault underscores the potency of the Taliban even after over a decade of efforts by NATO and Afghan forces to repel them.

Related Content
Breaking news
June 28, 2017
Top Senate Republican expresses optimism on healthcare bill after Trump meeting

By REUTERS

Israel Weather
  • 22 - 36
    Beer Sheva
    23 - 29
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 23 - 32
    Jerusalem
    23 - 29
    Haifa
  • 29 - 43
    Elat
    26 - 40
    Tiberias