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Kabul attack was on the pattern of 26/11: sources

delhi Updated: Feb 27, 2010 22:56 IST
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The attack in Kabul yesterday was on the pattern of the 26/11 Mumbai carnage, with six to eight terrorists targeting two hotels and hunting for victims during the strike in which six Indians were killed and 10 others injured.

Investigators suspect involvement of Taliban, particularly the Haqqani group, in league with elements of
Lashkar-e Taiba in the assault, sources told PTI.

The attack was carried out in a coordinated manner with the terrorists first exploding bombs and then the armed
assault, hunting for the targets, particularly the members of the medical mission, they said.

About six to eight terrorists are suspected to have been involved in the assault around 6.30 am at the Park Residence
Hotel and an adjacent guest house, where Indians on transit usually stay, the sources said.

Two or three of the attackers might have been killed in the gunfight with Afghan security forces, they said.
Two Major-rank officers of the army were among the six Indians killed and 10 others, including five army officers,
were injured in the assault.