American, 4 others killed after gunmen storm Kabul hotel; trapped guests rescued

A US citizen and two Indian nationals are reported to be among at least five people killed after gunmen stormed a guesthouse in the Afghan capital as it hosted a party for foreigners.

Al Jazeera’s Jennifer Glasse, reporting from Kabul, said special forces from the Crisis Response Unit had now retaken the building, clearing the guesthouse room by room.

Several attackers had earlier entered the guesthouse on Wednesday in the city’s upscale neighbourhood of Shar-e-naw.