Taliban Attacks Afghan Parliament

A co-ordinated Taliban attack on the Afghan parliament in Kabul has ended with all six gunmen killed, the interior ministry says.

Attackers detonated a huge car bomb outside the gates, before racing into a building next to the chamber. Police evacuated the premises, while trying to fight the gunmen off.

The Taliban say they carried out the attack to coincide with a vote to endorse a new defence minister, Massoom Stanekzai. A gun battle raged for about two hours.

At least 18 people are reported to have been wounded. An interior ministry spokesman said no MP had been injured.

Pictures on social media showed parliament full of smoke and people running for cover.


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