At least 21 dead in hotel attack in Kabul

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The Hotel Intercontinental in Kabul, Afghanistan was attacked by gunmen and suicide bombers yesterday. Gunfire was exchanged between the terrorists and police force for many hours, and ended with NATO helicopters shooting and killing three militants on the hotel's roof. The identity of the terrorists has not been confirmed yet, but many believe the Taliban are responsible.

More about the attack from the BBC:

> Kabul hotel attack: Nato helicopters kill Taliban
> Mayhem and confusion during Kabul's night of violence

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