Multiple Americans killed, injured in Kabul hotel attack

Multiple Americans killed, injured in Kabul hotel attack

Vassilis Vassiliou and Michalis Poulikakos were in the hotel restaurant when gunmen burst in through a kitchen service door.

Footage also shows that some parts of the hotel were badly damaged by the fires that broke out. Six years ago Taliban militants had launched a similar attack on the property.

During an event hosted by the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) on Monday, Breitbart News submitted a question to the moderator. "A terrorists entered the room and thankfully shot the adjoining bed", one of them recalls.

Damage on the exterior of the Intercontinental Hotel after a deadly attack in Kabul, Afghanistan.

The challenges in effectively eradicating terrorism are also at the root of inter-state tensions in South Asia.

Authorities are known to understate death tolls in high-profile attacks, and much higher figures were circulating on local media.

The attackers were affiliated with the Pakistan-based Haqqani network, according to the Interior Ministry. The 14-hour attack, which left at least 22 people killed, came amid reports that the US would send upto 1,000 more troops to Afghanistan by March, including a newly created Security Force Assistance Brigade. Eleven of the 14 foreigners had been identified as working for an Afghan private airline, KamAir.

"Her tragic death tears a hole in the humanitarian aid work for people whom nobody else is helping", said Kraemer, whose organization supported the project.

"It was around 8.30 pm". Danish has indicated that a person or persons inside the hotel helped the attackers get inside. "I was on the fourth floor".

Knocked unconscious, he awoke in hospital with a broken leg and other wounds. Three suicide bombers detonated inside the hotel, killing seven.

The White House hailed the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) for their swift action in response to the Taliban attack on Intercontinental Hotel.

Pakistan also condemned the "brutal terrorist attack" and called for greater cooperation against militants.

He, too, jumped from a window to escape. Witnesses reported seeing U.S. military vehicles at the site after the attack, assisting Afghan security personnel. A heightened police presence throughout the city is expected. According to him, many in Pakistan have viewed the Taliban as an asset for two reasons.

Therefore, the latest whispers of reconciliation with the Taliban and Haqqani network seem like a non-starter for a number of reasons.

A Taliban spokesman made it clear that it was a well planned assault.

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