KABUL: Four Indians were among the 15 people killed when Taliban bombers equipped with suicide vests and automatic rifles attacked a hotel and a
guesthouse in central Kabul Friday, officials said.
A series of explosions occurred at the City Centre shopping complex and the Safi Landmark hotel, about 300 metres from the Interior Ministry, said Abdul Ghafar Sayedzadar, a senior police official.
Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said by phone from an undisclosed location that five Taliban bombers attacked two compounds used by foreigners.
"Our two bombers have been killed and three others are still resisting", he said. "Around 100 foreigners are surrounded by our forces in one of the compounds."
His claim, however, was rejected by Sayedzadar, who said all the attackers were dead and the area was fully under the control of Afghan security forces, adding that 16 or 17 people wer
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