Gunmen storm luxury hotel in Kabul

Several killed in the crossfire and more taken hostage.
1:11 | 01/21/18

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Gunman storming an InterContinental Hotel in Kabul Afghanistan shooting at guests security guards in a shoot out with the assailants. Here's ABC's Jennifer Michelson. Tonight's special forces battling armed attackers holed up inside Kabul's InterContinental Hotel. In the seats in the Afghan capital. Four gunmen storming the luxury high rise around 9 PM. Firing on security guards and then gas dozens caught in the cross fire and reports of hostages. Parts of the hotel on fire. Afghan forces combing to hotel killing chill of the assailants. One a suicide bomber police say it's the second terror attack on the InterContinental Hotel. In 2011. A Talabani salt left eleven dead. Kabul is a city owner alert after months of extremist violence. Just two days ago the US embassy warned of possible attacks against hotels in Afghanistan. Advising Americans to stay vigilant. The State Department tonight says it's monitoring this situation and trying to determine if any US citizens have been affected.

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