Afghan Police: Suicide Bomber Strikes Kabul Hotel

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Kabul, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan police say at least one suicide
bomber has blown himself up inside a Western-style hotel in the
Afghan capital.

There was no immediate word on casualties, and streets leading
to the Intercontinental hotel are blocked.

Azizullah, an Afghan police officer who uses only one name, told
The Associated Press at the scene that at least one bomber entered
the hotel Tuesday night and detonated a vest of explosives.

Jawid, a guest at the hotel, says the attack occurred as many
people were having dinner in the hotel restaurant. He says he heard
gunfire throughout the several story building.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in telephone
call to the AP.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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