Topic: Serena Hotel
Taliban insurgents hit the election commission's compound in Kabul today, their fourth high-profile attack in 10 days. Afghans go to the polls April 5 to choose a new president.
Their third attack this week – today, on a Kabul guesthouse – further rattled election observers and foreigners, who have been a particular target ahead of the Apr. 5 vote.
Terrorism & Security Kabul hotel attack: will it deter foreign observers of Afghan election? (+video)
The Taliban attack came as guests at Kabul’s highly fortified Serena Hotel, many of them foreigners, celebrated Nowruz, the new year. Nine people, including two children, were killed.
The rare nighttime attack on Kabul's Inter-Continental Hotel is still unfolding. Kabul residents say multiple gunmen, some presumed to be suicide bombers, have infiltrated the hotel.
06/28/2011 05:15 pm
Concern is increasing among the international development specialists that the rush for results in Afghanistan actually encourages cumbersome rules that take a long time to implement.
01/13/2011 01:42 pm
Seven CIA agents and five Canadians were killed Wednesday in two separate incidents in Khost and Kandahar. Where they were killed gives an indication of where fighting will be the toughest in Afghanistan – and why.
12/31/2009 02:59 pm
Gunmen stormed a Kabul guesthouse popular with UN workers Wednesday in what the Taliban called the first of more attacks ahead of Afghanistan's Nov. 7 runoff election.
10/28/2009 01:00 am
It plans to send more troops to Afghanistan and ramp up attacks in Pakistan.
09/11/2008 01:00 am
In January, one of Africa's most stable democracies was violently ripping itself apart. How was it saved? In Part 4 of a four-part special report, the key players tell what happened.
08/08/2008 01:00 am
In January, one of Africa's most stable democracies was violently ripping itself apart. How was it saved? In Part 3 of a four-part special report, the key players tell what happened.
08/07/2008 01:00 am