[Photo: The Guardian]
The Intercontinental Kabul In Afghanistan Under Attack
The news is not good over at the Intercontinental Hotel Kabul in Afghanistan. According to a report by CNN, Taliban suicide bombers managed to break through the heavily-guarded hotel's two levels of security checkpoints, and now the situation seems to be worsening.
We've been following the tweets of Maria Abi-Habib, a Wall Street Journal reporter who has been on-site since early this afternoon. Unfortunately, the 42-year-old hotel (which we learned hasn't been associated with the actual Intercontinental family for many years) is very popular with politicians and travelers alike—which is undoubtedly why it was targeted in the first place. See below for screen grabs of @abihabib's tweets.