updated 3/21/2014 12:18:48 AM ET 2014-03-21T04:18:48

KABUL (Reuters) - Nine civilians, including four foreigners, were killed in Thursday's attack on a luxury hotel in central Kabul, Afghan police and government security officials said on Friday.

Ayoub Salangi, the deputy minister for security, had earlier said eight civilians were killed.

(Reporting By Mirwais Harooni; Writing by Jessica Donati; Editing by Paul Tait)

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