Kabul Intercontinental Hotel attack causes more than 40 deaths so far

After Taliban criminals attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Saturday, more than 40 people were found killed. The news was delivered by a government official.

The attack closed down security units for longer than 13 hours before the eventual criminal was shot, as visitors were made to leave the hotel while portions of the building caught fire.

Kabul Intercontinental Hotel attack causes more than 40 deaths so far

Few inmates couple be observed shimmying below tied-together bedsheets from top-floor windows, while others were saved by Afghan troops. The massively-guarded leisure resort is famous amongst foreigners and Afghan administrators.

Interior Ministry representative Najib Danish spoke at a press gathering with those shot involved a foreigner and a telecommunications official from the western Farah province who was visiting for a convention. Six additional people, including three security troops, were listed injured and more than 150 people, including 41 foreigners, were saved from the hotel, Danish told.

Kabul Intercontinental Hotel attack causes more than 40 deaths so far

Ukraine declared one of their citizens was murdered in the assault. Vasyl Kyrylych, a representative for the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, stated the loss of the Ukrainian citizen in a short comment on Twitter, without giving additional information.

The Afghan government administrators said on Sunday corpses are yet being found, and the final death casualties may not be understood for some time.

Abdul Rahman Naseri, a visitor who was at the hotel for a gathering, said he was in the hall of the hotel when he saw four insurgents clothed in army outfits.

“They were shouting in Pashto (language), ‘Don’t leave any of them alive, good or bad. Shoot and kill them all,’ one of them shouted,” Naseri told.

Eyewitnesses told several sections of the structure seemed like a butcher’s store with blood throughout.

At the start of the shooting, gunmen fired at people who were having supper in one of the hotel restaurants before crashing into guests’ bedrooms. A fire ultimately burst out at the hotel as the combat erupted, and the noise of blasts could be discovered everywhere the standoff.

Kabul Intercontinental Hotel attack causes more than 40 deaths so far

Live TV footage proved people trying to jump through windows on the upper floors.

 

The Taliban claimed the attack, which began around 9 p.m. Saturday, saying five gunmen armed with suicide vests targeted foreigners and Afghan officials.