According to Najib Danish, an interior ministry spokesperson, said, "The police have arrived at the scene and they are trying to bring the situation under control. Fights between insurgents and security forces are still on."
The Tolo news reported that eyewitnesses saw heavily-armed insurgents entering the hotel.
The police sources said the insurgents may have taken some people as hostages.
No reports of casualties have come so far.
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. (ANI)