Taliban Claim Responsibility for Bombing at a Kabul Hotel for Foreigners

August 1, 2016 3:57 AM

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Taliban Claim Responsibility for Bombing at a Kabul Hotel for Foreigners

KABUL, Afghanistan — A powerful explosion shook Kabul, the Afghan capital, in the early hours of Monday, and Taliban militants claimed that they had targeted a heavily guarded guesthouse for foreign contractors on the outskirts of the city.

The explosion, which occurred around 1:30 a.m. local time, was so large that residents across Kabul used social media to try to make sense of it. Much of the city briefly lost electricity.

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