KABUL- An attack has been launched by the armed insurgents of Afghanistan, Taliban on the Afghan Parliament where the meeting was going on to confirm the appointment of the new defense minister.
It was a complex attack, as the international media avers, in which a suicide car bomber hit the entrance and six other gunmen ambushed the building. The incident resulted in the injury of dozens of civilians and forced the lawmakers to vacate the building due to the firing and explosion going on around them.
Taliban took responsibility of the incident within a few minutes after the attack.
As per the details, the parliament guards shoved the attackers away from the building and the attackers fled to a vacated building under construction and from there they fired rocket-propelled grenades and machine guns at the parliament.
The Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid tweeted, “Several mujahideen have entered the parliament building, and heavy fighting is ongoing.” He added further that, “The attack happened at a time when the defense minister was being introduced.”
Kabul police chief, Abdul Rehman Rahimi told the media that all lawmakers were safe.
The capital of Afghanistan is facing quite an amount of attacks these days, as on May 14th, gunmen killed 14 people inclusive of nine foreigners as the insurgents ambushed the guesthouse in central Kabul. Then on May 26th, there was an attack launched on another guesthouse, which offered residence to several foreign contractors. Fortunately this attack carried no fatalities.
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