Afghan security forces keep watch as smoke rises from the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan January 21, 2018. (REUTERS/Omar Sobhani)
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A Taliban assault on the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan's capital killed at least 18 people, including 14 foreigners, and pinned security forces down for more than 13 hours before the last attacker was slain Sunday.Afghan officials did not identify the foreigner killed in the attack.Ten other people, including six from the security forces, were reported wounded and more than 150 people, including 41 foreigners, were rescued from the hotel, Danish said.The Taliban claimed the attack, which began around 9 p.m. Saturday, saying five gunmen armed with suicide vests targeted foreigners and Afghan officials. The attack unfolded almost six years after Taliban insurgents launched a similar assault on the property, which is not part of the Intercontinental chain of worldwide hotels.Two attackers were killed by special forces on the 6th floor of the hotel.The Taliban claimed both attacks.
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