NYPD Beefs Up Security In Response To Afghanistan Terror Attack

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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  • nathan

    Have you seen the video online where Adam Gadan, the US Al Qaeda guy exhorts homegrown terrorists here to “go to the gun shows in the United States where no one will ask you for a background check. What are you waiting for?” Why are these loopholes still open? Ask the NRA.

    • DanTe

      What loopholes. If it’s so easy, how come these stupid muslime buddies of yours (liars of a feather flocks together) couldn’t get those “easy” guns?

    • DanTe

      Oh, right. Forgot. You want the American citizenry to be unarmed easy targets for your buddies.

  • Harlem going ham

    The haters of America will use our laws to their advantage, such as, the right to bear arms. We need to get serious about protecting our citizens.

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