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Gunmen attack major hotel in Afghan capital

Published on Mar 21, 2014 2:35 AM

KABUL (REUTERS) - Gunmen attacked a luxury hotel on Thursday in the centre of the Afghan capital Kabul, police said.

Security sources told Reuters that two or three gunmen entered the Serena hotel by a back door. Two people had been wounded, they said. There were no details on the nationality of the pair.

One person who was taken to safety along with other guests said that the shooting appeared to begin in the hotel restaurant.

Another guest, hiding in his room, said he could hear sporadic gunfire.

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