Taliban storm Afghan hotel, 10 killed

The group entered the hotel in Qala-e-Naw at around 12.40 p.m., Afghanistan Times quoted the spokesman as saying.
Afghan hotel Qala-i-Naw
Afghan hotel Qala-i-Naw

Kabul, July 13 : At least 10 persons were killed after a group of Taliban fighters stormed a hotel in Afghanistan’s Badghis province on Saturday, leading to a gunfight with the security forces, an official said.

The group entered the hotel in Qala-e-Naw at around 12.40 p.m., Afghanistan Times quoted the spokesman as saying.

He said the gunfight was going on and that the police have cordoned off the area.

While two attackers were killed, eight security personnel lost their lives and seven others were wounded in the gunfight, he said, adding that the numbers may rise.

The spokesperson said that a number of civilians may also have been affected in the attack.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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