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Kabul Hotel Attack a War Crime

Expand Smoke rises from the Intercontinental Hotel during an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan January 21, 2018. © 2018 Reuters This weekend’s attack on the Intercontinental Hotel was just the latest in a long string of incidents targeting civilians in Afghanistan. Those who ordered or carried out this serious violation of the laws of war are responsible for war crimes. The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the hours-long attack on the hotel, during which gunmen killed at least 7 Afghans and eleven foreign nationals, most of them shot dead in their rooms or the hotel dining room. The attackers,…

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