Taliban attack on Afghan parliament in Kabul has ended, seven militants killed: official. (ET).
KABUL: A Taliban attack on the Afghan parliament Monday ended after all seven militants were killed, the government said.
“The attack has ended now. Seven attackers were involved — one detonated a car near the parliament building and six were killed by security forces after they entered a nearby building,” deputy interior ministry spokesperson Najib Danish told AFP.
Taliban militants attacked the Afghan parliament on Monday, with gunfire and a huge explosion rocking the building, sending lawmakers running for cover in chaotic scenes relayed live on television.
The militants swiftly claimed responsibility for the attack which came as the Afghan president’s nominee for the crucial post of defence minister was to be introduced in parliament.
A major assault on such a high-profile target in downtown Kabul raises fresh questions about security as Afghan forces battle a resurgent Taliban without the aid of NATO forces, who ended their combat mission in December.
Police denied that Taliban fighters had breached the high-security parliament building and there were no immediate reports on casualties. A thick plume of smoke was seen rising from the building. “It is a group attack by the Taliban on the parliament,” Kabul police spokesperson Ebadullah Karimi told AFP.
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