Thursday, June 30, 2011

Kabul's 26/11: Commando-style attack on five star Intercontinental Hotel

Kabul's 26/11: Commando-style attack on five star Intercontinental Hotel



A hotel popular with VIP guests:
Afghan police sifted through one of Kabul's landmark hotels room by room for any more casualties or security threats after an overnight
assault by Taliban suicide bombers killed 10 Afghan civilians and police. The eight
attackers, armed with
rocket-propelled grenades and other weapons, stormed the
heavily guarded Intercontinental hotel, frequented by Westerners and VIPs, before a
NATO helicopter killed the remaining insurgents in a final rooftop battle that ended a
raid lasting more than five hours. Smoke rises from the Intercontinental hotel in Kabul June 29, 2011
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Armed Afghan army officers stand guard at the entrance of the
Inter Continental hotel,
which came under attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, June 29, 2011
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The Inter Continental hotel is on fire during an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan
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Afghan fire brigade drives into the Inter Continental hotel in Kabul,
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The roof of the Intercontinental hotel is lit up by an explosion during a battle between
NATO-led forces and suicide bombers and Taliban insurgents in Kabul
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Smoke billows from the Intercontinental hotel during a battle between Afghan security
forces and suicide bombers and Taliban insurgents
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A NATO helicopter flies above the Intercontinental hotel in Kabul June 29, 2011. At least 10 Afghan civilians were killed when suicide bombers and heavily armed Taliban
insurgents attacked the hotel frequented by Westerners in the Afghan capital late on
Tuesday, Afghan officials said. Helicopters from the NATO-led force killed the last three insurgents in a final rooftop battle, a coalition spokesman said

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