KABUL, Afghanistan - Four gunmen attacked Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel on January 20, Saturday, and started shooting at guests, an Afghan official said, in the latest violence to strike the Afghan capital.
Another ministry spokesman told Germany's dpa news agency that the attackers set fire to the kitchen and took up positions on the hotel's fourth and fifth floors.
This comes as more than ten people were killed in a similar attack on Intercontinental Hotel in 2011.
An Afghan spy agency official told AFP there are four militants inside the hotel.
It is one of two main luxury hotels in Kabul and is used for events including conferences attended by government officials.
"We don't know the details yet but our forces are in the area to bring them down", Danish said.
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