Kabul: At least eight civilians including children and foreigners were killed in a Taliban attack on a luxury hotel in Kabul, the spokesman for Afghanistan’s interior ministry said Friday.
The assault by four teenage gunmen on Thursday night comes just weeks before Afghanistan’s presidential election.
Just weeks before Afghanistan’s presidential election, the attackers hid small pistols in their socks and penetrated several layers of security at the Serena hotel, a prestigious venue favoured by foreign visitors to the Afghan capital.
“I heard some gunshots, and we all were taken by guards to the safe rooms,” a front-desk clerk told AFP on condition of anonymity.
The attack occurred on the eve of Nawroz, the Persian New Year which is a major holiday in Afghanistan, and the hotel was hosting special celebrations.