Kabul hotel fight ended after 3 Taliban fighters killed, say police: Report

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Kabul, Aug 1: A devastating attack by the Taliban on a hotel here concluded on Monday (August 1) after all the three attackers were killed, after around seven hours since the assault began, police said, reported AFP. [Truck bomb strike at Kabul hotel]

"The operation is over now. One policeman lost his life and three others were wounded but none of the hotel staff or guests were hurt," Kabul police chief Abdul Rahman Rahimi told the media, the AFP report said.

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A huge truck bomb struck the hotel that housed foreigners on the outskirts of Kabul, just days after the deadliest attack in the capital of the war-ravaged country in 15 years, said AFP. [80 killed in Kabul protest attack]

The attack on Northgate, a highly guarded compound for foreign contractors which was also attacked in July 2013, showed the worsening security situation in the country, the report added.

Taliban sources said armed insurgents stormed into the compound after the truck bomb exploded.

A truck was also used to mow down over 80 people in French resort city of Nice on July 14 during the celebration of the Bastille Day, raising questions over new techniques of carrying out deadly attacks.

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