Taliban Gunmen Smuggled Guns Past Hotel Security

Security cameras show Taliban gunmen smuggling small pistols into a Kabul hotel late on Thursday. This footage was captured just hours before an assault that killed nine people. Here, the four men walk through the initial security checkpoint. A guard searches them. Then a metal detector—with another search. They are then seen walking through the Serena hotel's lobby toward the restaurant. The gunmen waited for the restaurant to fill up before emerging to shoot guests point-blank.

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