A hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan that caters to foreign visitors was attacked Monday, according to a Taliban official, who said three of the attackers were killed.
Two foreigners were injured when they jumped from windows to escape, said the Taliban government spokesman.
The Emergency Hospital in Kabul confirmed reports of violence in a tweet, saying that there was an explosion and gunfire near a hotel approximately a kilometer away. “So far, we have received 21 casualties—3 were already dead on arrival,” the tweet said.
Residents also reported explosions and gunfire. Photos and video posted on social media showed smoke rising from the building.
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the affack. However, the regional affiliate of the Islamic State group, or ISIS, known as the Islamic State in Khorasan Province, has increased its attacks since the Taliban took control of the country last year.