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US public relations pro killed in Taliban attack on hotel

(JTA) – The president of a Florida-based public relations company and president of his Tampa synagogue was one of four Americans killed in an attack on a hotel in Kabul. Glenn Selig was one of 22 people killed in a 13-hour siege by the Taliban on Saturday, Jan. 27 on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, the State Department announced. The Afghan Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack and said their target was foreign forces, including U.S. troops. Selig was in Kabul to explore a potential counter-extremism project for his public relations agency, Selig Multimedia. He reportedly was staying at the Intercontinental Hotel. “Glenn was in Kabul on a potential success story involving Afghanistan and its steps to battle extremism. The focus was highlighting the country’s new president and constructing a democracy forum event for Afghani women,” his company said in a statement, according to CNN. Selig, 50, the father of two sons, was the two-term president of Congregation Mekor Shalom, a conservative synagogue in Tampa.

CAP: Glenn Selig

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