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Video: Hotel attack raises questions about Afghan security

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    >>> just as we were on the air last night, there was breaking news out of kabul, the capital of afghanistan where a couple of suicide bombers attacked the intercontinental hotel , a well known landmark there, after a six-hour standoff with taliban security. a big fire broke out in the process. 21 people killed, including civilians, our chief foreign correspondent richard engel is stateside just briefly and with us in the studio tonight. we have all stayed in this hotel in our travels there, as i said, a well known landmark, but what does this say about the afghans securing their company? it says the afghans can't even secure their own country. i think the u.s. is going to have to accept being there longer or accept more attacks like the one we saw in kabul because if u.s. troops and nato troops aren't there, this is what's going to happen.

    >> gadhafi continues to hang on, especially where in the middle east . he's hanging on a couple of rebel advances recently and then last night, i saw the news out of cairo where you and i were last, covering the explosion of happiness then violence then happiness as part of arab spring, more violence in tahrir square where you were today.

    >> this is the worst violence since the revolution itself. the people, the revolution are back out on the streets, clashing with security forces , about 100 people hospitalized between today and yesterday , they're skeptical that the military, which is seen as a custodian of power here, overseeing the transition. they're showing the military is serious, they want to see more action taken against gadhafi and his cronies.

    >> i know you're headed back to the region this time tomorrow night, so who knows where we'll talk to you next, richard engel .

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