Kabul hotel attack: Two gunmen killed

ANI | Updated: Jan 21, 2018 05:58 IST

Kabul [Afghanistan], Jan 21 (ANI): At least two of the four attackers who launched an attack on Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel are dead, as per several media reports.

The Afghan officials have confirmed that at least four gunmen had launched the attack.

The gunmen stormed the hotel on Saturday evening, shooting at guests and detonating grenades.

They targeted staff and guests before special forces were called in.

The number of casualty and injured is unclear as of now.

The Intercontinental Hotel, located on a hilltop and heavily protected like most public buildings in Kabul, is one of two main luxury hotels in the city and had reportedly been due to host an information technology conference on Sunday.

In 2011, a similar attack on the hotel left at least 21 people dead, which also included nine attackers. The Taliban had claimed responsibility for that attack.

The attack comes just days after the US embassy in Kabul issued a warning about hotels in the city. (ANI)