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Taliban Kills 17 People in Afghan Hotel Raid

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Insurgents battled Afghan security forces for about 12 hours while they held hotel guests hostage inside the hotel.

KABUL, Afghanistan (The Blaze/AP) — Heavily armed Taliban insurgents killed 17 people — most of them civilians — in an attack Friday on a lakeside hotel just north of Kabul, Afghan officials said.

Insurgents battled Afghan security forces for about 12 hours while they held hotel guests hostage inside the hotel. Kabul police said the fifth and final attacker was killed at midday Friday, ending the standoff.

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