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Taliban attack home of Afghan lawmaker in capital, killing 8

  • Afghan men inspect the remains of their belongings at a parliament member's house in the aftermath of gunmen attack at last night in western Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/ Rahmat Gul)

    Afghan men inspect the remains of their belongings at a parliament member's house in the aftermath of gunmen attack at last night in western Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/ Rahmat Gul)  (The Associated Press)

  • Afghan security forces patrol the site of attack on an Afghan parliament member's house in western Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/ Rahmat Gul)

    Afghan security forces patrol the site of attack on an Afghan parliament member's house in western Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/ Rahmat Gul)  (The Associated Press)

  • Afghan security forces patrol the site of attack on an Afghan parliament member's house in western Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/ Rahmat Gul)

    Afghan security forces patrol the site of attack on an Afghan parliament member's house in western Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/ Rahmat Gul)  (The Associated Press)

Afghan police say gunmen have stormed the home of a lawmaker in the capital, killing eight people and leaving the parliamentarian wounded after he jumped from the roof to escape.

The Taliban claimed the attack, which began late Wednesday, saying they targeted a meeting of military officials.

Police officer Sadiq Muradi says the gunmen attacked the house of Mir Wali, a lawmaker from the restive southern Helmand province. They battled his guards for several hours, eventually killing eight people, including family members, friends and members of his security detail. Three attackers were killed.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani condemned the attack.