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NATO Choppers Kill Three Gunmen on Kabul Hotel Rooftop


KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan says two NATO helicopters have killed three gunmen atop a hotel in Kabul after insurgents attacked with suicide bombers, machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades.

Jason Waggoner, a spokesman for the coalition, says the helicopters fired early Wednesday morning on the roof where militants had taken up positions. He says they killed three gunmen and that Afghan security forces clearing the hotel worked their way up to the roof and engaged the remaining insurgents.

The helicopters attacked after four massive explosions rocked the Inter-Continental hotel.

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The Blaze's earlier story provides details on the suicide bombing attack at Kabul's Hotel Intercontinental.

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