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    Dozens killed in Taliban attack on lakeside hotel

    euronews (in English)

    by euronews (in English)

    NATO forces and elite Afghan police have ended a 12-hour siege at a popular lakeside hotel outside Kabul.

    At least 20 people were killed after Taliban gunmen stormed the building, bursting into a wedding party and seizing dozens of hostages.

    Afghan authorities say up to 15 guests, two hotel guards and a policeman were killed in the gunbattle. Five attackers were also shot dead.