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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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Taliban claim responsibility for Afghan parliament attack

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for a bomb attack on the Afghan parliament.

Smoke rises from the site of the attack. Credit: Reuters

"Several mujahideen have entered the parliament building, heavy fighting is on going," Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid posted on Twitter.

The attack happened when the defence minister was being introduced to the Afghan parliament, he added.

There is still no confirmation of any casualties.

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