#Afghanistan: Taliban attack a hotel near #Kabul

Brave Afghan journalists, @combatjourno et al, have been live-tweeting the gun fight... Thanks a million to @storyful middle east's Afghanistan list: https://twitter.com/#!/syflmid/afghanistan
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Massoud Hossaini @Massoud151
Breaking: A big suicide attack is happened in #Khost. waiting to get more infor #AFP #Afghanistan
Hamid Shalizi @HamidShalizi
2small blasts, gunfire heard outside Spozhmai hotel in Qargha lake. Gunfire going on for an hr, possible attack but no word from Police yet
Hamid Shalizi @HamidShalizi
Heard loud sirens of several ambulances and police vehicles, speeding towards Qargha Lake. Something is going on.
Hamid Shalizi @HamidShalizi
Taliban fighters, armed with heavy machinegun &PRGs, attacked Spozhmai Hotel in Qargha Lake, no word on casualties yet -Kabul CID Gen Zahir
Aleem Agha @Aghaaleem
Taliban issued a statement confirming suicide attacks in Qargha
Hamid Shalizi @HamidShalizi
Qargha Lake is one of few places where Kabulis hang out during holidays, a recreational spot popular for late night drink&dance parties.
Hamid Shalizi @HamidShalizi
There weren't many #AFG sec forces at the time of the attack. Gunmen wearing suicide vests r well inside Spozhmai Hotel n Qargha Lake - Pol
Hamid Shalizi @HamidShalizi
While most Afghans are asleep right now in Kabul, Sec forces are locked in a gun battle with the Taliban near popular Lakeside outside Kabul
Hamid Shalizi @HamidShalizi
Many people are trapped inside the Hotel in Qargha Lake where the Taliban attacked. 4hrs since it began. Almost dawn is breaking in Kabul.
Ali M Latifi @alibomaye
We were gonna go there today RT @AJEnglish The #Afghan #Taliban attack Kabul lake resort | http://t.co/jQycWeEt
Hamid Shalizi @HamidShalizi
#AFG Police say waiting for the light of dawn 2 take on the Taliban who are still fighting from inside a popular Hotel in Qargha Lakeside
Rob Taylor @RobTaylor_Made
Kabul police source says reluctant to storm Kabul hotel under Taliban attack because families are inside
Rob Taylor @RobTaylor_Made
Dawn breaking across Kabul with call to prayer, police waiting for daybreak to step up counterattack
Ali M Latifi @alibomaye
The #Taliban reasoning for attack on #Qargha hotel where police say families r trapped inside, "wild parties" by rich #Afghans n foreigners
Ali M Latifi @alibomaye
Didn't a #Taliban sttmnt say somethin re targets affecting #Afghan sovereignty? What do alleged "wild parties" in #Qargha have to do w it?
Rob Taylor @RobTaylor_Made
Qargha lake is one of Kabul's few weekend getaways, with people favouring lakeside restaurants and hotels, particularly on Thurs nites
Rob Taylor @RobTaylor_Made
Reuters pix, tv will be on site for dawn, breaking now. Updates moving soon.
Massoud Hossaini @Massoud151
#Taliban attacked to a Hotel in Qargha lake outskirts of #Kabul to shut down a pick-nick area for people
Hamid Shalizi @HamidShalizi
#AFG Police say Taliban have killed some of the guests in Qargha Lakeside Hotel and have taken others hostage. Police reluctant to act now
Rob Taylor @RobTaylor_Made
Afghan police say Taliban hold hostages at Kabul lakeside hotel siege, some people killed. Hostages thought to include women and children.
Breaking News @BreakingNews
Taliban have killed some guests at resort hotel near Kabul; others taken hostage, police say - Reuters' @Hamidshalizi
Hamid Shalizi @HamidShalizi
"We can kill them easily but they will kill the hostages - Kabul Police CID on Taliban's attack on Qargha resort. #AFG
This One Time in Kabul @UnaDispatch
Qargha attacked? Say it ain't so. Kabulis have so few tranquil green spaces left.
Hamid Shalizi @HamidShalizi
Police say it ws a private party by a group of rich Afghans at the Qargha resort when it ws attacked. Many jumped n2 the lake 2save t lives
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