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Seven dead in attack on Helmand MP’s house in Kabul

Afghan security forces keep watch in front of a mosque where an explosion happened in Kabul, Afghanistan November 21, 2016. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Kabul [Afghanistan]: Seven people have been killed in an overnight siege on Helmand MP Mir Wali’s house in Kabul.

The siege ended early Thursday morning after a 13-hour standoff, reports Tolo News.

Three attackers stormed the house at around 7 p.m. on Wednesday night.

Special Forces brought the situation under control and killed all three attackers the next morning.

The son of Kandahar MP Obaidullah Barikzai, two security guards and four of Mir Wali’s family members are among the dead, said officials.

Crisis Response Unit members and Special Forces were deployed immediately after the attack took place and cordoned off the area.

Sporadic gunfire was heard through most of the night in the area, with some residents reporting at least two explosions.

Mir Wali was reportedly at home when the attackers stormed the house but managed to escape. (ANI)