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Sunday, 21 January 2018 - 15:24
Afghan forces end Intercontinental Hotel siege in Kabul
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A 12-hour siege of a luxury hotel by gunmen in the Afghan capital has come to an end, security forces say.

Six civilians, including a foreign woman, died at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, along with three attackers, the interior ministry said.

Some 160 people were rescued after Afghan troops fought through the night to regain control of the building.

But some reports suggested gunfire had continued for some time after the authorities declared the siege over.

Afghan news agency Tolo says the death toll could be higher than the official figure, quoting a reporter who said they had seen dozens of bodies inside the hotel.

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