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Taliban Attack On Kabul Intercontinental Hotel

A handful of suicide bombers and gunmen mounted an overnight attack on the luxury Intercontinental Hotel in downtown Kabul on June 28-29, killing 10 and injuring at least eight others before being killed by Afghan and international forces.

The Intercontinental hotel burns as security and military forces try to respond. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
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The Intercontinental hotel burns as security and military forces try to respond. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

A NATO helicopter fires at the last of the attackers on the roof of the Intercontinental Hotel. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)
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A NATO helicopter fires at the last of the attackers on the roof of the Intercontinental Hotel. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)

Smoke and flames light up the night sky as the Intercontinental is ablaze. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
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Smoke and flames light up the night sky as the Intercontinental is ablaze. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

Security forces' tracer bullets whiz toward the Intercontinental. (Topshots/AFP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)
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Security forces' tracer bullets whiz toward the Intercontinental. (Topshots/AFP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

An Afghan soldier takes aim during the military operation around the Intercontinental. (AFP Photo/Pedro Ugarte)
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An Afghan soldier takes aim during the military operation around the Intercontinental. (AFP Photo/Pedro Ugarte)

Smoke billows from the Intercontinental in the light of early morning on June 29. (Reuters/Ahmad Masood)
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Smoke billows from the Intercontinental in the light of early morning on June 29. (Reuters/Ahmad Masood)

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