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  1. Re: [alpha] (more) TrapWire on Kabul Hotel Attack
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  3. Released on 2012-08-09 18:00 GMT
  4. Email-ID 83306
  5. Date 2011-06-29 17:50:54
  6. From burton@stratfor.com
  7. To alpha@stratfor.com
  8. List-Name alpha@stratfor.com
  9. In house security tape (provided it was in place and being used) should be
  10. able to nail this down.
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  12. On 6/29/2011 10:37 AM, Sean Noonan wrote:
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  14. Just FYI, an AFP report citing witnesses said they came in civilian
  15. clothing--
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  17. Witness Sayed Hussain said he was inside the hotel compound when it
  18. started.
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  20. "I saw five to six men in civilian clothing armed with rifles who
  21. started shooting when they entered," he said, speaking close to the
  22. scene. "I lay down on the ground and soon after the police arrived."
  23.  
  24. He added that police and the attackers then exchanged fire for about 10
  25. to 15 minutes before he heard a loud explosion.
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  27. Another man, who did not want to give his name, said he had been at the
  28. hotel intending to have dinner with friends when he heard gunshots and
  29. lay down in a muddy ditch to hide.
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  31. An Afghan guard was then shot nearby and fell on top of him, he said.
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  33. http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5ilEuzK3PcB08rAsvjJYKKfM9PI7Q?docId=CNG.6e145485d1197582aa5fe96d397320c0.791
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  35. On 6/29/11 9:27 AM, Fred Burton wrote:
  36.  
  37. Nothing to confirm or refute this initial claim. But new reporting
  38. suggests attackers arrived dressed as Afghan police. This is standard
  39. MO for Taliban...and many terror groups as you know. Only thing that
  40. everyone agrees on right now is that this thing was meticulously
  41. planned, and clearly well surveilled ahead of time. This hotel has
  42. multiple layers of defense -- including armed guards -- and still the
  43. bad guys got in. We don't have a single hotel in this country with
  44. even 10% of the security the Intercontinental had. When they decide to
  45. start targeting hotels here, it'll shooting fish in a barrel.
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  50.  
  51. Stormed in force out of a vehicle after one perp detonated a vest at
  52. the gate (Mike, think this remains accurate?)
  53.  
  54. --
  55.  
  56. Sean Noonan
  57.  
  58. Tactical Analyst
  59.  
  60. Office: +1 512-279-9479
  61.  
  62. Mobile: +1 512-758-5967
  63.  
  64. Strategic Forecasting, Inc.
  65.  
  66. www.stratfor.com
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