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Foreigners Escape Taliban Attack on Guest House in Kabul

A group of Afghan Taliban insurgents attacked a guest house and held four foreigners hostage for several hours in Kabul on Friday.
Image: Foreigners evecauated by police from the site of an attack in Kabul are seen
Foreigners hide after being evacuated by police from the site of an attack in Kabul on March 28. A group of Afghan Taliban insurgents forced their way into a guesthouse used by foreigners in an upscale residential part of the capital Kabul on Friday, police said.OMAR SOBHANI / Reuters

A group of Afghan Taliban insurgents forced their way into a guesthouse used by a U.S.-based aid group and held four foreigners hostage for several hours in an upscale residential part of the capital Kabul on Friday, police said. At least one Afghan child was killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside the building and insurgents forced their way in. There were no casualties among foreigners.

Above, foreigners hide after being evacuated by police from the site of the attack in Kabul on Friday.

Fire rages from a guest house after during an attack in Kabul on March 28.MOHAMMAD ISMAIL / Reuters
Commandos with Afghanistan's intelligence agency arrive after four suicide bombers armed with assault rifles and hand grenades attacked a guest house in a southwestern neighborhood of Kabul on March 28.Anja Niedringhaus / AP