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Thursday, 22 December 2016 - 10:00
Afghanistan Taliban: Five dead in attack on MP's house
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Taliban militants in Afghanistan say they are responsible for attacking the house of a member of parliament in Kabul, killing at least five people.

The attack took place in the compound of the Helmand MP, Mir Wali. He is believed to have survived but two of his grandchildren are reported to have been killed.

Security forces at the scene say the gunmen are now holding hostages.

Security in Kabul has deteriorated significantly throughout 2016.
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