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American, Indians Among Victims Of Kabul Attack

An attack by gunmen on a guesthouse in Kabul frequented by foreigners has killed an American, multiple news organizations are reporting. India's ambassador to Kabul said "a few Indian casualties" were also among the victims.

The information about the American victim came from the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, news organizations said. No other details were provided.

Reuters reports:

"Authorities cordoned off the area around the Park Palace guest house in Kabul's Kolola Pushta area immediately after the attack began around 8:30 p.m. local time. The attack ended about five hours later as ambulances raced out of the area."

The Associated Press reported that it was unclear how many people were inside the at the time of the attack. The neighborhood is home to U.N. compounds and a foreign-run hospital, the news agency reported. The AP adds: "Amin Habi, a U.S. citizen from Los Angeles, told The Associated Press that a party was going on at the hotel to honor a Canadian when the gunmen stormed the guesthouse."

No one immediately claimed responsibility.

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