Thursday 21 September 2017

Taliban attack home of Afghan politician in Kabul, killing eight

The aftermath of a Taliban attack on a politician's home in Kabul that left 11 people dead, including three gunmen (AP)
The aftermath of a Taliban attack on a politician's home in Kabul that left 11 people dead, including three gunmen (AP)

Taliban gunmen have stormed the home of an MP in Kabul, killing eight people and leaving the parliamentarian wounded after he jumped from the roof to escape.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which began late on Wednesday, saying they targeted a meeting of military officials.

Police officer Sadiq Muradi said the gunmen attacked the house of Mir Wali, a politician from the troubled southern Helmand province.

They fought his guards for several hours, eventually killing eight people, including family members, friends and members of his security detail. Three attackers were killed.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani condemned the attack.

Press Association

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