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NYPD Beefs Up Security In Response To Afghanistan Terror Attack

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The Inter-Continental hotel in seen in the dark as tracer bullets are shot during an attack in Kabul on June 29, 2011. (Massoud Hossaini/AFP/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York Police Department is stepping up counter-terrorism measures at hotels in the wake of a terrorist attack in Afghanistan.

Police spokesman Paul Browne said the move wasn’t prompted by a specific threat in the city. But the nation’s biggest police department is taking no chances as it learns more about the attack on Kabul’s Inter-Continental Hotel, which is frequented by foreigners.

Read: CBS News coverage of terror attacks in Kabul

Insurgents attacked the hotel with suicide bombers, machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades late Tuesday Kabul time.

Two NATO helicopters later fired rockets that killed gunmen on the rooftop of the hotel.

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The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which comes nearly a week after President Barack Obama announced he would end the American combat role in Afghanistan by the end of 2014.

Please stay with CBSNewYork.com for more on this developing story.

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