Handguns used by the hotel attackers are displayed to the media during a news conference in Kabul
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Nine killed in Kabul hotel gun attack

Nine people were killed when gunmen broke into a hotel in the Afghan capital Kabul and attacked diners on Thursday evening.

Two Afghan children and four foreign nationals - women from New Zealand and Canada, and men from India and Pakistan - were among the dead.

Four armed youths with small pistols posed as diners before they opened fire. The Taliban said it was behind the assault.

David Loyn reports from Kabul.

  • 21 Mar 2014
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