Four gunmen linked with the Taliban militants launched a coordinated attack on Inter-Continental hotel in capital Kabul late Saturday and killed at least 22 people.
Though Afghan officials give the credit to the Haqqani terror network based in Pakistan, the Afghan Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attack.
Mujahid told Dari News that a secret meeting was going on at the hotel when the attack took place.
He said a joint secret meeting attended by members of a security company called “Black Water”, the US ambassador to Afghanistan John. R Bass and Afghan officials was going on when their fighters stormed into the hotel.
Mujahid further claimed that heavy casualties were inflicted to members of Black Water company.
Though Mujahid’s accounts cannot be independently verified, earlier reports on the incident would suggest that the US ambassador to Afghanistan was seen at the hotel site, but had exited minutes before the attack.
Eyewitness from the incident also said that attackers were looking for foreigners.