Official: Americans Killed, Injured in Attack on Kabul Hotel

Afghan security stand guard in front of the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. Survivors of the Taliban attack on Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel gave harrowing accounts on Monday of the 13-hour weekend standoff. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Afghan security stand guard in front of the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. Survivors of the Taliban attack on Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel gave harrowing accounts on Monday of the 13-hour weekend standoff. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

WASHINGTON — A State Department official says multiple American citizens were killed and injured in the Taliban's weekend attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan.

The official isn't giving exact figures for either the U.S. fatalities or injuries. The official wasn't authorized to comment by name and demanded anonymity.

The State Department says the United States is sending "deepest condolences" to the families and friends of those killed and wishing the injured a speedy recovery.

The Americans are among 22 people killed in the attack in the Afghan capital. An Afghan interior ministry official has said 14 were foreigners and eight were Afghans. More than 150 people were rescued or escaped.

The 13-hour weekend siege started Saturday when Taliban militants in suicide vests stormed the hotel. It ended Sunday.

--This article was written by Josh Lederman from The Associated Press and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network. Please direct all licensing questions to legal@newscred.com.

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