The number of victims of explosion during the attack on hotel in Kabul has risen to 12

© REUTERS / Omar SobhaniАфганские police near the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul. 21 January 2018The number of victims of explosion during the attack on hotel in Kabul has risen to 12© REUTERS / Omar Sobhani

At least 12 civilians were killed in the attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, said the Agency «Pagvac».

Earlier it was reported about the five dead and six wounded.

TV channel Tolo news reported that the attack, which lasted about 18 hours, was suppressed. Responsibility for the attack took on a radical movement «Taliban»*, were involved in the attack, five militants of the group.

Armed militants entered the Intercontinental Hotel on Saturday evening. In the end, managed to save 126 people, including 41 foreigners. Currently, firefighters are trying to extinguish the engulfed part of the building the flames.

* Terrorist group «Taliban» banned in Russia.

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