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Sunday, January 28, 2018
Attack on Intercontinental Hotel
On Saturday, January 20, 2018 insurgents attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan. The attack, staged by 3-6 insurgents, seemed to target foreigners. At least four Afghans and 12 foreigners were killed. Many of the dead included members of Kam Air flight crews. Some media reports indicated that up to 40 people died in the attack. The elite SOF unit of the Ministry of Interior (MoI) - the Crisis Response Unit (CRU 222) - responded to the attack. The hotel is a state-owned enterprise and just recently contracted with a new security firm to provide security for the establishment. Some news reports indicate that four Americans were killed during the attack. One American was identified as Glenn Selig - a former spokesman for the Trump campaign.