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    22 June 2012 Last updated at 12:50 GMTAfghan Taliban attack on hotel near Kabul ends

    Afghan security forces have ended a 12-hour attack by Taliban militants on a hotel outside Kabul, in which at least 20 people died, officials say.
    Insurgents attacked the Spozhmai Hotel in the Lake Qargha area on Thursday night, taking many hostages.
    Kabul's police chief said 15 civilians, including hotel guests, died. All five insurgents were killed.
    The Taliban claimed the attack, saying the hotel was used by wealthy Afghans and foreigners for "wild parties".
    Lake Qargha is on the outskirts of Kabul and is favoured by residents of the Afghan capital for day trips and family outings.
    The BBC's Quentin Sommerville, in Kabul, says this was an easy target for the Taliban, in a fairly remote area, with little security.
    Foreigners rarely visit the lake, our correspondent says.
    In addition to the five militants, those killed included civilians, hotel guards and a police officer.
    Dozens of people were taken hostage.
    AFP news agency photographer Massoud Hossaini, who went into the hotel after the siege ended, told the BBC: "All the walls have been torn apart with bullets; all the furniture and all the things that were there like carpets are torn and damaged.
    "I saw the bodies of some fighters and their bodies were in bits and pieces. There are a lot of bullets casings here, lots of them."
    The gunmen, armed with rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns, launched the attack on the hotel late on Thursday, officials say.
    Gen John Allen, of the Nato-led International Security and Assistance Force, said the "unspeakably brutal attack" bore the "signature" of the Haqqani group.
    "There is no doubt that innocent Afghan civilians were the intended targets," he said in a statement.
    Gunfire
    Maihan Saeedi, who left the area shortly before the attack began, told the BBC the hotel was full of civilians, including women and children.
    The area was busy because it was Thursday night, the start of the Afghan weekend.
    "When we left the hotel, we heard gunfire as we reached one of the [three security] checkpoints near the hotel," he said.
    "I'm completely shocked at how people managed to cross these checkpoints - it really raises questions over the levels of security, which is all commercialised."
    He said one of his friends inside the hotel told him by phone that people were trying to escape by jumping out through the windows and into the lake.
    "It just shows that the Taliban are there to kill civilians," Mr Saeedi said.
    The Taliban attacked the hotel because foreigners there were drinking alcohol and participating in other activities banned by Islam, Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid told the Associated Press.
    The security operation was led by Afghan security forces, with support from the US-led coalition.
    In recent months, the Afghan army and police have taken the lead in battling some of the most challenging insurgent attacks, winning praise and a measure of support from the Afghan population.
    Violence has recently increased across the country, with at least three US soldiers and about 20 Afghans killed in a series of attacks over the past seven days.
    The attacks come as Nato gradually hands responsibility for security to Afghan forces, ahead of the departure of combat troops in 2014.

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    Taliban insurgents attack popular Kabul hotel; at least 15 killed



    KABUL— Qargha Lake is a scenic oasis of calm in Afghanistan’s dusty, traffic-choked capital. Weekenders putter around on paddleboats and dine in shoreside restaurants under a ring of mountain peaks.

    On Thursday night, a team of Taliban suicide bombers broke the reverie, storming one of the lakeside hotels while dozens of guests relaxed inside and setting off an hours-long hostage crisis and gun battle with Afghan troops.

    The surprise attack, the first in Kabul in many weeks, turned the Spozhmai Hotel into a scene of chaos.

    The attack killed at least 15 people, including one police officer and three security guards, according to Kabul police chief Ayoub Salangi. Seven of the attackers also died in the violence, he said.

    At least one man apparently drowned while trying to swim to safety, according to Afghan police and intelligence officials.

    The attack, which follows closely on several Taliban assaults in other cities, suggested that insurgent groups are attempting to intensify their annual summer offensive.

    The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John R. Allen, said the attack bore the signature of the Haqqani network, a Taliban-allied insurgent group based in the tribal areas of Pakistan. The Haqqani group, which U.S. officials believe has links to Pakistan’s intelligence service, has organized many of the most dramatic and deadly assaults in Kabul. Its ruthlessness and effectiveness has made it one of the most important enemies of U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

    “There is no doubt that innocent Afghan civilians were the intended targets of this unspeakably brutal attack,” Allen said in a statement.

    One Spozhmai guest, Sharif Aloko, said he and 11 friends were sitting on the patio eating dinner when the gunmen arrived, wearing police uniforms and strapped with explosives. Three of the assailants stood guard outside. Another shot a father and a daughter while Aloko and his friends watched in horror, and the family members pleaded, “Please don’t kill us.”

    A gunman then killed another guest, grabbed his cellphone and made a call, Aloko recalled in an interview. “He said, ‘Hafiz, I am here. Pray for me to succeed. So far the security forces have not arrived.’ ” After ending the call, Aloko said, the attacker shouted at his men to preserve their bullets.

    Another guest at the hotel, Basir Agha, said he’d come to the restaurant with a group of friends, as it is “the only place we can enjoy ourselves and find some entertainment.” He estimated that there were dozens of guests in the restaurant when the attackers burst in, armed with rocket-propelled grenades, Kalashnikov assault rifles and explosive vests. They killed the proprietor’s brother to mark the start of the siege.

    “They were just shooting everywhere,” Agha said by cellphone from inside the hotel Friday morning, as police were still attempting to rescue the hostages. Over the course of the morning, bursts of gunfire and grenade explosions could be heard emanating from the area near the hotel. Afghan police and NATO armored trucks had blocked off access to the lake. The Norwegian special forces, which act as a quick-reaction force for incidents in Kabul, were also on the scene.

    “There has been serious fighting going on all night. I couldn’t sleep at all,” said Asadullah Shinwari, a 24-year-old kebab vendor who lives near the lake. A few guests jumped out of windows to escape the fighting, according to witnesses.

    The Taliban took responsibility for the attack. It said in a statement that it targeted the hotel because foreigners came there for drinking and prostitution. Two guests at the hotel said they hadn’t noticed any foreigners present in the hours before the attack.

    Special correspondent Javed Hamdard contributed to this report.

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    The Attack on Spozhmay Hotel near the Lake Qargha in Kabul by Mujahideen (Pashto)

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    25 foreign invaders, 19 puppets killed in Kabul operation

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    Friday, 02 Sya'ban 1433
    Friday, 22 June 2012 10:40

    KABUL, Jun. 22 - Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate armed with explosive vests, assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenades and other explosives stormed the Spozhmai hotel near Qarga Lake, later on Thursday night, killing and wounding several dozens of the top-level foreign diplomats and military figures and high-ranking puppets.
    The hotels which are seen as hub of obscenity and vulgarity frequented by the lusty foreign and local top-level military and officials to satisfy their impure lust especially on Thursday nights and where anti-Islamic meeting are usually being held was attacked this night, and after more than a 12-hour siege the fighting was still going and a larger number of the the foreign and local military and official as hostages were taken as hostages by Mujahideen.
    A Mujahid, from within the hotel during the fighting hours told Al-Emara on his cell phone that all the martyrdom-seeking Mujahideen, being sound and safe, were putting up a far more rigorous resistance and fighting a larger number of the enemy troops, repelling both the ground and aerial attacks, whereas many of other attack helicopters and fighter crafts were hovering overhead but were unable to target Mujahideen.




    According to the latest news reports, as many as 25 foreign diplomats, and military figures being the guests in the hotel and 14 local including top-level and low-level officials military troops were killed within the hotel, whereas 5 policemen and security forces were killed and several more wounded during the fighting with a team of the four martyrdom-seeking Mujahideen, Hayatullah and Kamran from Logar province, Naimatullah from Zabul and Sulaiman from Kandahar province, who combated the enemies till the last drop of their blood and laid their lives after a resistance of about more than 14 hours.

    The team of 4 heroic Mujahideen, after storming the hotel, locked the civilians in a safe area in some rooms so that may reduce the civilian casualties and after checking the documents of the guests and recognizing them as foreign diplomats or military men or as military men or officials of the puppets government, killed them on the spot. Among those recognized and killed were 25 foreigners and 14 puppets. However, the fighting was over this day after the last Mujahid embraced martyrdom and joined the highest ranks of martyrs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maiwand Al-Afghani View Post
    The Attack on Spozhmay Hotel near the Lake Qargha in Kabul by Mujahideen (Pashto)

    We dont really know what happened there.

    There are however a few facts we cannot deny:

    1 - Qargha and similar places have exclusive nightclubs and restaurants where there are brothels and all other sorts of immorality and crimes.

    2 - Attacking places like this attracts allot of attention

    3 - The Kabul government and the Western backed media have the upper hand in the propaganda war

    4 - Sometimes some measures taken by the Mujahideen cause more harm than good because of the bad publicity it causes

    5 - The Mujahideen have failed to give a good explanation why they attacked this place.
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    I think whatever the reason was for this attact, either way, this was a publicity disaster for the Taliban.
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    I notice that the Kabul government and their Western allies are becoming more successful in their propaganda war in the last few months. I think their spin doctors are getting really good at what they are doing. The last major attack in Kabul by the Taliban was depicted as a failure. The Afghan police and army were hailed as heroes.

    Up until last summer, the Afghan government and their Western backers were very weak in their responses in the media. I don't know how they managed to turn the tie. But they are getting quite good at it.
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    25 foreign invaders, 19 puppets killed in Kabul operation KABUL, Jun. 22 – According to the latest news reports, as many as 25 foreign diplomats, and military figures being the guests in the hotel and 14 local including top-level and low-level officials military troops were killed within the hotel, whereas 5 policemen and security forces were killed and several more wounded during the fighting with a team of the four martyrdom-seeking Mujahideen, Hayatullah and Kamran from Logar province, Naimatullah from Zabul and Sulaiman from Kandahar province, who combated the enemies till the last drop of their blood and laid their lives after a resistance of about more than 14 hours. The team of 4 heroic Mujahideen, after storming the hotel, locked the civilians in a safe area in some rooms so that may reduce the civilian casualties and after checking the documents of the guests and recognizing them as foreign diplomats or military men or as military men or officials of the puppets government, killed them on the spot. Among those recognized and killed were 25 foreigners and 14 puppets. However, the fighting was over this day after the last Mujahid embraced martyrdom and joined the highest ranks of martyrs.


    this is from the unjust media website which gets its reports from the Emirate website.

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