An armed group consisting of at least three people who attacked Kabul on the Intercontinental hotel, transfers bi-Bi-SISO reference to the Afghan authorities.
Afghan commandos tried to enter into a gunfight with the attackers, said the representative of the Ministry of internal Affairs of the country Najib Danish.
The attack occurred at about 21:00 local time, said Najib Danish. The number of victims is not yet known. There are also unconfirmed reports of hostage-taking.
Meanwhile, the representative of the Afghan intelligence service said the Agency France-press that broke into the hotel opened fire on the guests.
According to the representative of the Afghan interior Ministry, among the assailants, in some respects, was suicide.
The police were able to withdraw to a safe place the main part of the hotel.
According to preliminary data, killed five people, according to security guards of the hotel.
The Taliban attacked the hotel in 2011, killing 21 people, including nine attackers on a hotel militants. At the time the attack was repulsed with the help of NATO helicopters.
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The hotel “Intercontinental” is one of the most famous in Kabul, it often stops people coming from Western countries. The building is located on a hilltop in the Western part of the city.
Earlier it was reported that over the last couple of years the number of victims of attacks on religious grounds in Afghanistan has increased dramatically.