Tampa man among 22 killed in Afghanistan attack

- Tampa resident and former FOX 13 reporter Glenn Selig was among those killed in the Taliban siege of a hotel in Afghanistan, his public relations firm confirmed Wednesday. 

Selig was a reporter, anchor, and investigative reporter at WTVT FOX 13 from 1997 to 2007 before he founded The Publicity Agency and PR NewsChannel.

"Glenn was a tireless professional, loyal friend and pillar of the community, but most importantly he was a loving husband and wonderful father," read a statement from The Publicity Agency. "The loss for his family and friends cannot be measured nor conveyed strongly enough, but we thank everyone for the outpouring of support we have received."

Twenty-two people, including four Americans, were killed in the 13-hour siege after six Taliban militants in suicide vests stormed the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul on Saturday, targeting foreigners and Afghan officials. 

More than 150 people were rescued or escaped during the siege, including 41 foreigners. Some hid in bathtubs or under mattresses as the attackers roamed the hotel's hallways killing people, according to the Associated Press. 

Selig was killed in the attack, his company confirmed Wednesday, without providing any more information.  He had posted a Facebook video update from Dubai a week earlier, explaining he was in the region on business but without going into detail.

The NYU grad had worked as a reporter in Michigan, California, and Texas before his decade at WTVT.

“Our deepest sympathies go out to the Selig family. FOX 13 staff members who worked with Glenn remember him as a diligent and hardworking reporter," offered John Hoffman, vice president of news at FOX 13.

Selig leaves behind a wife and two children. 

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