At least 20 people have been killed as Taliban militants attacked a hotel outside Kabul, officials say.
Insurgents attacked the Spozhmai Hotel in the Lake Qargha area on Thursday night, taking many hostages.
Afghan security forces ended a 12-hour attack after killing all five insurgents.
Kabul’s police chief said 15 civilians, including hotel guests, died.
The Taliban claimed the attack, saying the hotel was used by wealthy Afghans and foreigners for “wild parties”.
Lake Qargha is on the outskirts of Kabul and is favoured by residents of the Afghan capital for day trips and family outings.