Afghan attack kills 9, including 4 foreigners

Afghan attack kills 9, including 4 foreigners

March 21st, 2014 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

Afghan police force stands guard at the site of a gun battle at the Serena Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, March 20, 2014. Four gunmen opened fire in a luxury hotel frequented by foreigners in the Afghan capital Thursday, prompting guests and staff members to take refuge in the basement as security forces killed the assailants in a three-hour standoff, officials said.

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KABUL, Afghanistan - A senior Afghan official says nine people, including four foreigners, have been killed in an attack on a luxury hotel in Kabul.

Deputy Interior Minister Gen. Mohammad Ayub Salangi tells The Associated Press that the Afghan fatalities included two men, two women and one child while the foreigners included two women and two men.

He said Friday they were killed when gunmen opened fire the night before in a restaurant at the Serena hotel.