State Dept: Four US citizens killed, two injured in Kabul attack

State Dept: Four US citizens killed, two injured in Kabul attack
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Four Americans were among those killed in a weekend attack at a hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan, the State Department said Wednesday.

Two other Americans were injured in the attack on Saturday at the Intercontinental Hotel.

“We offer our deepest condolences to the families and friends of those who were killed and wish for the speedy recovery of those wounded,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement.

The attack began when six Taliban militants stormed the hotel in suicide vests, allegedly targeting foreign guests. 

In total, 22 people were killed in the 13-hour siege. Of those, 14 were foreigners.


More than 150 people escaped the hotel.

Afghanistan officials have said an investigation is underway to find out how the attackers got into the building so easily, The Associated Press reported.

The attack came as President TrumpDonald John TrumpChelsea Clinton announces birth of third child Ukrainian officials and Giuliani are sharing back-channel campaign information: report Trump attacks 'the Squad' as 'racist group of troublemakers' MORE is reportedly considering sending an additional 1,000 troops to Afghanistan. The number of troops in Afghanistan has risen from 8,500 to 14,000 since Trump took office.