**FILE** Afghan special forces are seen June 22, 2012, outside the Spozhmai hotel at Lake Qargha, just north of Kabul, Afghanistan, where security officials say Taliban insurgents have killed at least 17 people, most of them civilians, in an attack that began before midnight. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Afghan special forces are seen June 22, 2012, outside the Spozhmai hotel at Lake Qargha, just north of Kabul, Afghanistan, where security officials say Taliban insurgents have killed at least 17 people, most of them civilians, in an attack that began before midnight. (Associated Press)