KABUL: At least 18 people including 14 foreigners were killed in a bloody Taliban-claimed assault on a luxury hotel in Kabul, an interior ministry spokesperson said Sunday, hours after the overnight attack ended.
“Fourteen foreigners were killed and four Afghans,” interior ministry spokesperson Najib Danish told Afghanistan’s Tolo News, without specifying the nationalities involved.
Ukrainian officials have already said at least one Ukrainian is among the dead.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for storming the hotel and killing at least 18 people in a 12-hour overnight siege.
BREAKING: Credible security source told TOLOnews at least 43 killed in attack on Intercontinental Hotel in #Kabul.
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