Hotel Attack Shows Worsening of Afghanistan Conflict
Today’s Taliban attack on the Inter-Continental Hotel in Kabul and the response it forced from Afghan and NATO forces shows that despite the Pentagon’s spin, the security situation continues to deteriorate as the ill-advised counterinsurgency strategy fails in Afghanistan.
From the Associated Press:
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Back-to-back explosions have rocked a Western-style hotel where Afghan police are battling insurgents who attacked with suicide bombers, machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades.
Associated Press reporters at the scene said the two blasts – about a minute apart – occurred around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Three helicopters flew over the roof of the Inter-Continental hotel where some attackers have taken up positions. At least one rocket was fired from the helicopters.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.
As freelance journalist Simon Klingert just tweeted:
If NATO helicopters engaged insurgents with their weapons systems within Kabul City, the war in the capital has just escalated to new level.
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