Gunmen assault luxury hotel in Afghan capital, 5 dead

Rahmat Gul / Associated Press

Black smoke rises from the Intercontinental Hotel after an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday.

KABUL, Afghanistan — Gunmen stormed the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, killing at least five people, including a foreigner, and setting off a 12-hour gunbattle with security forces that continued into Sunday morning, as frantic guests tried to escape from fourth and fifth-floor windows.