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Kabul hotel assault 'a well organised attack'

Nato helicopters were called in to kill three militants to end a five-hour clash by suicide bombers and gunmen on a hotel in the Afghan capital, Kabul.

The attack on the Intercontinental Hotel, popular with Westerners, left three other attackers, two police officers and eight civilians dead.

But one bomber had survived and killed two policemen and a Spanish hotel guest later, local police said.

The BBC's Bilal Sarwary in Kabul said that, according to Afghan officials, the Taliban militants who claimed responsibility for the attack had "a very well organised plan".

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