Sunday, August 20th | 28 Av 5777

Close

Be in the know!

Get our exclusive daily news briefing.

Subscribe
June 22, 2012 6:05 am

At Least 16 Dead as Taliban Take Hotel Hostage

avatar by News Editor

Email a copy of "At Least 16 Dead as Taliban Take Hotel Hostage" to a friend

Lake Qargha in Afghanistan. Photo: wiki commons.

NY Times – At least 16 people were killed when seven Taliban militants shot their way into a much-visited lakeside resort here and took scores of hostages during an 11-hour siege, Afghan officials said on Friday.

The 16 victims included the hotel’s manager, several private security guards and a police officer, officials said, and the seven attackers died as Afghan security forces fought their way into the compound. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, saying that Afghans drank alcohol there and that there was prostitution and dancing. “These acts are illegal and strictly prohibited in Islam,” said Zabiullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman. He added that: “Women dancers were sexually misused there.”

Read full story.

Share this Story: Share On Facebook Share On Twitter Email This Article

Let your voice be heard!

Join the Algemeiner

Algemeiner.com