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Taliban carry out bomb attack on Afghan parliament

Four bombs have been set off outside the Afghan parliament in Kabul with the police saying the Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack.

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Explosion and gunfire heard outside Afghan parliament

A loud explosion followed by gunfire has been heard outside the Afghan parliament in Kabul, witnesses have said.

Explosions and gunfire have been heard outside the Afghan parliament. Credit: ITV News

Social media reports suggested the parliament was "under siege" and that multiple explosions had been heard.

Police confirmed that four bombs had been set off outside the parliament building and that the Taliban had claimed responsibility.

Television footage showed politicians being evacuated from the building during the attack, while pictures posted to Twitter showed smoke rising near the area.

It is not immediately clear whether there are any casualties.

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