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8 Killed in Taliban Assault on Lawmaker’s Home in Kabul

Afghan authorities say an overnight Taliban assault targeting the home of a lawmaker in the capital, Kabul, left at least eight people dead and many wounded. The 13-hour siege ended early Thursday when a gunfight with Afghan special forces left all the assailants dead, police told reporters. Malim Mer Wali, a parliamentarian from the southern Helmand province, was injured after he jumped from the roof to escape. Residents also heard two loud explosions during the siege. Local...

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