Kabul Intercontinental Hotel siege leaves more than 17 dead, Afghanistan official says.
The assault pinned down security forces for more than 13 hours before the last attacker was killed, as guests were forced to flee the building while parts of the structure caught fire.
Some guests couple be seen shimmying down tied-together bedsheets from upper-floor windows, while others were rescued by Afghan forces.
The heavily-guarded luxury hotel is popular among foreigners and Afghan officials.
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