One of Afghanistan's biggest hotels has been attacked by the Taliban.
At least ten civilians were killed in the fighting at the Inter-Continental Hotel, in Kabul, on Wednesday
The five-hour siege was finally put to an end by Afghan and international forces.
The attack on the Inter-Continental hotel has once again raised doubts about the ability of Afghan forces to secure the country, once foreign troops start leaving.
Al Jazeera's Bernard Smith reports from Kabul, Afghanistan.