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Kabul Intercontinental Hotel Attack: Many feared killed, gun battle on

Kabul: In a major terrorist attack in Afghanistan capital Kabul, four heavily armed gunmen attacked the city's luxury Intercontinental Hotel on the intervening night of Saturday-Sunday. At least 15 people are dead, said unconfirmed sources.

The gunmen started shooting indiscriminately at guests and hotel staff. They also put the hotel building on fire, officials said.

They were engaged by the Afghan security forces and according to the latest reports the gun battle is still on.

No organisation or individual has taken the responsibility of the attack but it is suspected that the ISIS could be behind the assault.

The attack follows a series of security warnings in recent days to avoid hotels and other locations frequented by foreigners.

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