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    20 Dead in Taliban Attack

    Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers take positions on a hill near the Spozhmai Hotel following an attack by Taliban militant at Qargha lake on the outskirts of Kabul on June 22, 2012. Taliban militants armed with guns and rockets attacked a lakeside hotel near Kabul overnight, seizing dozens of hostages including women and children and killing four people. AFP PHOTO / Massoud HOSSAINI        (Photo credit should read MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/GettyImages)

    Massoud Hossaini, AFP / Getty Images

    Taliban militants stormed the popular resort destination of Qargha Lake on the outskirts of Kabul on Friday, killing at least 20 civilians while all seven of the gunmen, a police officer, and three private guards were shot dead. The Taliban said that Afghans drank alcohol at the resort and that prostitution and dancing were going on there. “These acts are illegal and strictly prohibited in Islam,” a Taliban spokesman said. “Women dancers were sexually misused there.” The gunmen also took scores of hostages during the 11-hour-long siege.

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