American Killed in Afghanistan hotel attack

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(CNN) — A U.S. citizen was killed Wednesday when gunmen attacked a hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan, according to U.S. Embassy spokeswoman Monica L. Cummings.

The American wasn’t immediately identified.

Afghan Special Forces later arrived to the scene and killed three armed assailants, an Afghan official said.

Security forces have rescued more than 30 people from Kabul’s Park Palace Guest House hotel Kabul Crime Investigation Department Chief Farid Afzali said.