Afghan officials said Monday that at least 22 people were killed in a Saturday attack by Taliban militants at a luxury hotel. Militants wearing suicide vests stormed the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul and exchanged gunfire with security forces, and witnesses said they went up and down the hallways of the luxury hotel, targeting foreigners and government officials. Several of the victims were employees of KamAir, a private Afghan airline. A spokesman for the Taliban said originally they wanted to attack the hotel Thursday, but postponed their plans due to a wedding on the premises and wanting to avoid civilian casualties. Afghan security forces announced Sunday that all six of the militants had been killed.
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