2011 ATTACK Smoke and flames light up the night from

2011 ATTACK Smoke and flames light up the night from

Smoke and flames light up the night from a blaze at the Intercontinental hotel after an attack on the hotel by Taliban fighters and a response by Afghan security forces backed by NATO helicopters in Kabul on June 29, 2011. Taliban suicide bombers and gunmen attacked the hotel popular with foreigners and Afghan officials, sparking a five-hour assault that left several casualties and part of the building in flames. NATO helicopters were called in to help crush the brazen attack, which officials said ended in the early hours of on June 29 with six would-be suicide bombers killed by security forces. AFP PHOTO/Massoud HOSSAINI (Photo credit should read MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/Getty Images)

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