Kabul siege over: First pictures

Among the 126 people rescued, 41 were foreigners

Kabul hotel attack

The Afghan Special Forces ended an overnight siege at Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel on Sunday, killing three attackers.

Kabul hotel attack

Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said at least five other people had been killed and six wounded, while over 126 people have been rescued.

Kabul hotel attack

Heavy gunfire and explosions were heard throughout the night after gunmen stormed the hotel at about 9 pm on Saturday night.

Kabul hotel attack

The security forces battled and regained control of the luxury hotel after it was stormed by gunmen.