[Guest post by Aaron Worthing; if you have tips, please send them here. Or by Twitter @AaronWorthing.]
This is happening now, so expect the facts to be murky, but here’s what ABC News is saying right now:
In one of the most significant attacks in Afghanistan in the past few years, insurgents have hit a landmark Kabul hotel popular with foreigners with as many as 6 suicide bombers and gunmen, according to police.
At least one suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance to the Intercontinental Hotel, and the attack is still ongoing. At least four explosions have been heard and gunfire continues.
A police official says there are at least 3 attackers, but the number could be double that. An Afghan news agency is reporting that at least 10 people have died, but that figure has not been independently confirmed.
So basically a terrorist attack of some kind is happening, and we don’t know all the details yet, which is understandable given the distance. Needless to say, be very reluctant to trust any accounts coming out of there.
[Posted and authored by Aaron Worthing.]