Attack under way on Kabul luxury hotel: official

2018-01-20 19:42
(Rahmat Gul, AP)

(Rahmat Gul, AP)

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Kabul - Four gunmen attacked Kabul's luxury Intercontinental Hotel on Saturday and started shooting at guests, an Afghan official said, in the latest violence to strike the Afghan capital.

"Four attackers are inside the building," said an official at the Afghan spy agency.

They are "shooting at guests", he said.

The fourth floor of the hotel is on fire, the official from the National Directorate of Security added.

Occupants inside the hotel are hiding on the second floor, a security source said.

A guest hiding in his room in the hotel said that he could hear gunfire.

"I don't know if the attackers are inside the hotel but I can hear gunfire from somewhere near the first floor," he said without giving his name.

The Intercontinental was last targeted in June 2011 when a suicide attack killed 21 people, including 10 civilians.

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