Gunmen attack Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel: Afghan official

Details of the attack, including information on any casualties, were unclear, ministry spokesman Najib Danish said.

FILE: An Afghan man walks past the Intercontinental Hotel after an attack by Taliban fighters and a response by Afghan security forces backed by NATO helicopters in Kabul on 29 June 2011. Picture: AFP.

KABUL - A group of three or four gunmen attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday and were exchanging fire with security forces, an interior ministry spokesman said.

Details of the attack, including information on any casualties, were unclear but the attackers appeared to have included suicide bombers, ministry spokesman Najib Danish said.