US: Americans among victims in Kabul hotel attack

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. citizens were among the victims of a hotel attack in Kabul last Saturday, the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday.

"The attack on the hotel, once again, shows the depravity of terrorists who seek to sow chaos. Sadly, we can confirm that Americans are among the victims," State Department spokesman Robert Greenan said in a statement.

(Reporting by Arshad Mohammed; Writing by Katanga Johnson; Editing by Tim Ahmann)

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Afghan security force keep watch near the site of an attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan January 20, 2018.REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
Smoke rises from the Intercontinental Hotel during an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan January 21, 2018.REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
Afghan security force keep watch near the site of an attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan January 20, 2018.REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
An Afghan policeman keeps watch near the site of an attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan January 20, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani
The Intercontinental Hotel is seen burnt during an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan January 21, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
Smoke rises from the Intercontinental Hotel during an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan January 21, 2018.REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
Afghan security forces arrive the site of an attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan January 20, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani
A member of the Afghan security forces keeps watch near the site of an attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan January 20, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani
The Intercontinental Hotel is seen during attack in Kabul, Afghanistan January 21, 2018.REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
Afghan security forces are seen at the roof top of the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul,�fghanistan�anuary 21, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani
An Afghan policeman keeps watch near the site of an attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan January 20, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani
A member of the Afghan security forces arrives the site of an attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan January 20, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani
A member of the Afghan security forces keeps watch near the site of an attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan January 20, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani
The Intercontinental Hotel is seen during an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan January 21, 2018.REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
Smoke rises from the Intercontinental Hotel during an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan January 21, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
Smoke rises from the Intercontinental Hotel during an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan January 21, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
Smoke rises from the Intercontinental Hotel during an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan January 21, 2018.REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
Afghan security forces keep watch as smoke rises from the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul,�fghanistan�anuary 21, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN-JANUARY 21: Smoke billows from the Intercontinental Hotel after an attack by armed gunmen in Kabul, Afghanistan, 21 January 2018. On 20 January a group of armed insurgents attacked Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel, a luxury establishment frequently visited by foreigners. Haroon Sabawoon/ Anadolu Agency (Photo by Haroon Sabawoon/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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