KABUL — On Monday morning, after an 18-hour standoff with insurgents, Afghan officials discovered the first combatant’s body where the four-star restaurant was supposed to be. Another was found in a would-be suite, not far from where the picture window was to be installed. Three more attackers had been killed near stairwells and hallways where fine flooring and carpets were to be laid.
In an apparent prelude to the launch of their spring offensive, insurgents had seized an unfinished eight-story hotel in central Kabul and used it to stage an attack on the city’s diplomatic enclave.
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