Taliban attacked Afghan hotel over ‘wild parties’
At least 20 people have died in the insurgent attack at the Spozhmai Hotel in the Lake Qargha area on Thursday night.
Kabul: The Taliban have claimed responsibility for a recent attack on a hotel in Kabul, saying that the resort was a destination for ‘wild parties’ hosted by foreigners and wealthy Afghans, according to a report.
So far, at least 20 people have died in the insurgent attack at the Spozhmai Hotel in the Lake Qargha area on Thursday night.
Lake Qargha is on the outskirts of Kabul and is favoured by residents of the Afghan capital for day trips and family outings.
According to the BBC, the Taliban attacked the hotel because foreigners there were drinking alcohol and participating in other activities banned by Islam, Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said.
Afghan security forces, mentored by foreign troops, tackled the insurgents.
According to the report, it took them 12 hours to kill all the attackers.
In addition to the five militants, those killed included civilians, hotel guards and a police officer.