At least 4 killed in Afghan lawmaker house attack

Morning rush hour blasts hit Afghan capital, killing four

JALALABAD: At least four people were killed after an explosion and gun firing rocked house of an Afghan politician in eastern city of Jalalabad on Wednesday, sources said.
The attack occurred in the morning after armed militants stormed the house of Zahir Qadir, who is also a member of Afghanistan’s Lower House of parliament.
“The initial information found the attackers shot dead two security guards before one assailant detonated his explosive jacket near the building,” a security official told Xinhua.
The number of attackers remained unknown, but one militant was shot and killed before reaching the building’s gate, the source added.
It was not immediately known whether Qadir was at the building when the attack took place in the capital of the eastern Nangarhar province.
Security personnel have cordoned off the area for precautionary measures and several police vehicles and ambulances rushed to the site.
Both Taliban and Islamic State (IS) militants have presence in the province, but no group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.
The attack came as the war-weary Afghans are preparing for an upcoming festival. – APP


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