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March 22, 2023

Kabul hotel attack: NATO helicopters kill Taliban

NATO helicopters were called in to kill three militants to end a five-hour clash by suicide bombers and gunmen yesterday on a hotel in the Afghan capital, Kabul, the BBC informs. The attack on the Intercontinental Hotel, popular with Westerners, left three other attackers, two police officers and eight civilians dead. But one bomber had survived and killed two policemen and a Spanish hotel guest later, said the Kabul police chief. A Taliban spokesman said the insurgent group had carried out the attack. President Hamid Karzai condemned the attack, saying that the insurgents enjoyed spilling innocent blood but that such incidents would not hinder the process of transition of responsibility for security from NATO-led to Afghan security forces.

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