Monday, August 1, 2016

Hotel Bombing Is Latest To Rock Kabul

Reuters: Taliban claim Kabul bomb attack on compound used by foreigners

A Taliban truck bomb exploded outside a protected hotel compound used by foreign service contractors in Kabul on Monday, ripping a deep crater in the ground and leaving a tangle of wreckage but causing few casualties.

The loud blast was heard around Kabul at about 1.30 a.m. (2100 GMT on Sunday) and electricity was cut off in many areas, heightening uncertainty in a city on edge after a suicide attack a week earlier that killed at least 80 people.

One attacker was killed after detonating his vehicle and two were killed by police in the early hours of the morning, Kabul police chief Abdul Rahman Rahimi said. One police officer was killed and four were wounded.

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More News On The War In Afghanistan

Kabul hotel attack: Three attackers dead after Taliban bomb and gun attack on compound for foreigners -- The Independent
Taliban truck bomb blasts hotel for foreigners in Kabul -- AFP
Officer, Three Bombers Dead in Attack on Secured Kabul Hotel -- NBC
Attack Claimed by Taliban Highlights Afghan Security Concerns -- Wall Street Journal
Kabul's Northgate Hotel bombed -- CNN
Afghan Forces Declare Eastern District Free of IS -- VOA
Watchdog: Afghan government lost 5 percent of territory in recent months. -- The Hill
Afghan official: Taliban attacks kill 24 police in 2 days --
Taliban capture important district in Afghanistan -- The Hill
Afghanistan marks day of national mourning after huge attack -- CTV/AP
Afghan Taliban delegation visits China to discuss unrest: sources -- Reuters
Kabul Slams China Over Reported Taliban Visit -- VOA
'Taliban attack shows vulnerability of security in Afghanistan' -- RT
Death toll in Afghanistan reduced to a statistic -- Gulf News editorial

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