Nato helicopters were called in to kill three militants to end a five-hour clash by suicide bombers and gunmen on a hotel in the Afghan capital, Kabul.
The attack on the Intercontinental Hotel, frequented by Westerners, left six more attackers, two police and 11 civilians, including a Spaniard dead.
A security official said the militants may have exploited renovation work to gain access to the high-security hotel.
Beeb story here.
It says, 10 years on, that even in Kabul, security is a most tenuous thing. Is this where Obama and his
The only people who've benefited from this war are the American Military Industrial Complex, Hamid Karzai and his 40 Thieves, and the Pakistani government (who are playing both sides for profit). The rest - American soldiers, Afghan and Pakistani civilians, and the American people - are all paying the price in one form or another.
None of us can afford to pay any longer.