Taliban attacks Afghan Parliament

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A Taliban suicide bomber and gunmen attacked the Afghan parliament today, shattering windows, wounding at least 19 people and sending a plume of black smoke across Kabul, as a second district in two days fell to the Islamist group in the north.

Violence has spiralled in Afghanistan since the departure of most foreign forces at the end of last year as the insurgents push to take territory more than 13 years after the U.S.-led military intervention that toppled the Taliban from power.

A series of Taliban gains, and today's attack on the symbolic centre of power, have raised questions about the NATO-trained Afghan security forces' ability to cope.

Kabul police chief Abdul Rahman Rahimi said all lawmakers were safe and that fighting was ongoing. TV pictures showed leglislators calmly leaving the building which was engulfed with dust and smoke. (Reuters)


















The Afghan parliamentary chamber is full of smoke
(Courtesy- BBC)


 

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  • Suda Monday, 22 June 2015 01:32 PM

    Can you remember 8 years back? How Sri Lanka was. Do not under estimate and forget what our war heros has given us. A peaceful country without any bombs

    SL Monday, 22 June 2015 01:36 PM

    ISIS,Taleban,Jihad,Boko Haram etc.. you name it who owns it ?There we need a condemnation within the same cult rather than silently condoning them .

    lkboy Monday, 22 June 2015 01:52 PM

    Get assistance of Sri lankan military on how to eradicate terrorism. you may even consult Chief Marshall SF for advice.


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