Kabul hotel attack killed 40 people: official

AFP
Thursday, 25 January 2018

"The final death toll (among Afghans) from Intercontinental Hotel attack stands at 25," health ministry spokesman Wahid Majrooh told AFP.

Kabul: At least 40 people were killed in the attack on Kabul's luxury Intercontinental Hotel at the weekend, official figures showed today -- almost double the earlier toll released by Afghan authorities.

"The final death toll (among Afghans) from Intercontinental Hotel attack stands at 25," health ministry spokesman Wahid Majrooh told AFP.

With 15 foreigners already confirmed dead in the attack, that takes the total death toll to 40.

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