Raw footage: Gunfire and explosions as Taliban attacks Afghan parliament

A Taliban suicide bomber and several gunmen have attacked the Afghan parliament in the west of Kabul today (June 22), shattering windows and forcing lawmakers to flee.

Live TV showed lawmakers in parliament during the attack, but official reports have said there were no casualties.

Security officials said the bomber blew himself up just outside the parliament buildings and several gunmen took positions in a building close to parliament.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility in a phone interview, saying: “We have launched an attack on parliament as there was an important gathering to introduce the country’s defence minister”.

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