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Friday, 22 June 2012 - 10:21
Afghan Taliban attack Lake Qargha hotel near Kabul
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Taliban militants have attacked a hotel near Kabul, triggering a gun battle with Afghan security forces.

Officials say insurgents armed with rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns attacked the Spozhmai Hotel in the Lake Qargha area.

Reports say there were casualties and that hostages - including women and children - are being held in the hotel. The Taliban have claimed the attack.

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