Hotel attack raises questions about Afghanistan’s security transition

A large-scale attack on an upmarket hotel in Kabul that left 19 dead has once again called into question the ability of the Afghan government to protect its citizens from militant groups without the assistance of the international community.

2nd July, 2011

A large-scale attack on an upmarket hotel in Kabul that left 19 dead has once again called into question the ability of the Afghan government to protect its citizens from militant groups without the assistance of the international community.

The attack came the same week as a conference planned to discuss the transition of security operations to Afghan government control.

Eight men armed with assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenades fought their way past security into the...

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