Written by Tarushi Aswani ll
On Monday, Taliban attack on a Kabul hotel housing foreign residents ended after all three Taliban fighters were wiped out, around seven hours after the attack began, police said.
Only days after the deadliest attack in the Afghan capital for 15 years, an enormous truck bomb struck the hotel for foreigners on the outskirts of Kabul. No immediate word on casualties was reported from the powerful bombing, which blew up close to a military base next to Kabul’s international airport.
Kabul police chief Abdul Rahman Rahimi told reporters that, “The operation is over now. One policeman lost his life and three others were wounded but none of the hotel staff or guests were hurt.”
A heavily guarded compound for foreign contractors, the Northgate, previously attacked in July 2013, accentuates the deteriorating security situation which is evident from Taliban’s ferocious act of being able to blow up a truck in a highly secured locality.
“A truck packed with explosives struck the entrance of Northgate,” an Afghan security source said without offering any further details.