Gunmen storm Afghan guesthouse hosting party for foreigners

Gunmen stormed a guesthouse in the Afghan capital as it hosted a party for foreigners Wednesday night, with an eyewitness saying several dozen people, including Americans, likely were being held captive. Details about exactly how many people were held at Kabul’s Park Palace Hotel remained unclear into the night, as sporadic gunfire echoed

around the guesthouse in a central neighborhood home to United Nations compounds and a foreign-run hospital. Two explosions later could be heard and four ambulances later arrived to the scene. Amin Habi, a US citizen from Los Angeles, told The Associated Press that a party was going on at the hotel to honor a Canadian when the gunmen stormed the guesthouse. He said as many as 40 people, including foreigners and US citizens, could still be inside the hotel.



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