Insurgents strike Afghan hotel, NATO says
From Nick Paton Walsh, CNN
June 22, 2012 — Updated 0108 GMT (0908 HKT)
- Afghan insurgents attack at hotel west of Kabul
- Some police and civilian casualties were reported, NATO says
- It’s the latest in a string of high-profile strikes this week
Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) — Afghan and NATO troops were attempting to push back an insurgent attack on a hotel outside Kabul early Friday with an unknown number of Afghan police and civilian casualties, a NATO spokesman said.
Maj. Adam Wojack, a spokesman for the alliance’s International Security Assistance Force, said the attack took place at a hotel near Lake Qargha, west of the Afghan capital. There was no immediate indication of any NATO casualties.
“Since the operation is ongoing, we can’t provide any more details,” he said.
Friday’s pre-dawn attack comes after several days of high-profile strikes aimed at allied troops and Afghan security forces, including bombings in two restive provinces in the country’s east that killed at least 29 people, including three American soldiers, on Wednesday.
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