[Yahoo! News/AP] Taliban kill 9 in Afghan hotel, shoot kids in head
The shooting spree Thursday evening at the Serena Hotel was the latest in a series of high-profile attacks by the Taliban and allied militants as they step up a campaign of violence, vowing to disrupt the April 5 national elections.
Claiming responsibility for the attack, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said it shows that “our people, if they decide to attack any place, they can do it.”
[Voice of America] Taliban Kabul Hotel Attack Kills 9
[The Wall Street Journal] Taliban Kill Nine People in Attack on Serena Hotel in Kabul
[CBS This Morning] Foreigners among nine killed in hotel shooting in Afghanistan