More than forty individuals have been killed after Taliban gunmen stormed the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan’s capital on Saturday, a authorities official advised Fox News on Sunday. Afghan particular forces had been lowered by helicopters on to the roof of the hotel during the evening, an interior ministry spokesman stated. Six different people, including three safety forces, had been reported wounded and more than one hundred fifty folks, together with 41 foreigners, have been rescued from the hotel, Danish stated. Afghan inside ministry spokesman Najib Danish stated details of the raid, which came days after a US embassy warning of doable assaults on hotels within the capital, had been unclear.

The assault unfolded virtually six years after Taliban insurgents launched the same assault on the property, which isn’t part of the InterContinental chain of worldwide hotels. Afghan special forces have ended a siege at Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel, leaving at the very least five civilians dead in an assault claimed by the Taliban armed group , a authorities official has instructed Al Jazeera.

Afghan safety forces keep watch as smoke rises from the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan, January 21, 2018. The Taliban claimed accountability for the attack, saying 5 individuals …

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