Stopping on nearly every floor of the Intercontinental Hotel, the heavily armed militants went from room to room, blasting away electronic door locks and shooting terrified guests during the hours-long attack on January 20. Afghan spy agency points finger at Pakistan for Kabul hotel bombingAt least 25 people, including 15 foreigners, were killed. On the night of the attack 173 guests had checked into the 200-room hotel, Nawab said. Around a dozen hotel and security staff have been detained amid speculation the Taliban may have had insider help. Visitors to the hotel reported lax security before the attack – something that does not appear to have changed.
Source: The Express Tribune March 08, 2018 07:07 UTC