In pictures: Attack at Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul
January 21, 2018 | 12:26 PM
by Reuters
Smoke rises from the Intercontinental Hotel during an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan on January 21, 2018. Photo - Reuters

Afghan Special Forces ended an overnight siege at Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel on Sunday, killing the last gunman from a group of three attackers who stormed the hotel, taking hostages and battling security forces for hours. Two gunmen were killed on Saturday night. It was initially reported that four gunmen had attacked the hotel.

Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said at least five other people had been killed and six wounded, a lower casualty total than earlier feared, while 153 people, including 41 foreigners had been evacuated.

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