Update: Latest News from Hotel InterContinental Kabul

The Daily Mail has the latest updates (and some rather disturbing images--parental guidance is suggested) about the attack at the Hotel InterContinental Kabul yesterday.

Officials reportedly told the paper that eleven civilians were killed in the assault, and that the attack on the hotel has raised doubt about the ability of Afghan security forces to take charge of securing the nation from foreign combat forces.

The Hotel InterContinental Kabul opened in the late 1960s as the nation's first international luxury hotel. It has at least 200 rooms and was once part of an international chain. But when the Soviets invaded Afghanistan in 1979, the hotel was left to fend for itself. It has not been a member of the InterContinental Hotels Group since 1980.

The assault began at around 10 p.m. last night as eight suicide attackers killed the guards and entered the building. During the next four hours, a number of workers were killed as the men stormed through the hotel, which sits on a hill overlooking the city.

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