Taliban insurgents launched a suicide attack on a wedding party at a hotel in a popular Kabul beauty spot, NATO and police said Friday, June 22, killing at 16 people. Those killed in the 12-hour attack on the Spozhmai hotel on Qargha lake, a beauty spot popular with picnickers, included 12 civilians, 3 hotel guards and a police officer, Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said. A number of hostages earlier taken by Taliban militants have been freed. Four or 5 attackers were involved in the assault on the hotel by Qargha lake. The target of the attack appeared to be Afghan police and civilians.
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