Explosion, gunfire at Afghan parliament
The Taliban set off a car bomb in front of the Afghan parliament on Monday, and attempted to storm the building during a lawmakers’ session, police said. The militants were pushed out and killed by security forces.
The Taliban launched a group attack Monday on the parliament building in downtown Kabul, police sources say. Live television footage showed Afghanistan MPs running for cover in the smoke-filled building after a large detonation, with gunshots heard at the scene.
“A suicide bomber blew himself up just outside the parliament building and several fighters took positions in a building close to parliament,” said Ebadullah Karimi, spokesman for Kabul police.
There were no immediate reports on causalities, and Afghan security officials said all lawmakers were secure.
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