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Afghan firefighters work to put out a fire at the site of a suicide an attack on the Afghan parliament building in Kabul on June 22, 2015. Taliban militants attacked the Afghan parliament on June 22, with gunfire and explosions rocking the building, sending lawmakers running for cover in chaotic scenes relayed live on television. The insurgents tried to storm the complex after triggering a car bomb but were repelled and have taken position in a partially-constructed building nearby, officials said about the ongoing attack. All MPs were safely evacuated after the attack, which came as the Afghan president's nominee for the crucial post of defence minister was to be introduced in parliament. (Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images)
Afghan firefighters work to put out a fire at the site of a suicide an attack on the Afghan parliament building in Kabul on June 22, 2015. Taliban militants attacked the Afghan parliament on June 22, with gunfire and explosions rocking the building, sending lawmakers running for cover in chaotic scenes relayed live on television. The insurgents tried to storm the complex after triggering a car bomb but were repelled and have taken position in a partially-constructed building nearby, officials said about the ongoing attack. All MPs were safely evacuated after the attack, which came as the Afghan president's nominee for the crucial post of defence minister was to be introduced in parliament. (Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images)
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A Taliban suicide bomber struck the entrance to the Afghan parliament on Monday and gunmen tried to storm the heavily guarded compound, setting off a gunfight with police.

The attack comes at the same time that the Taliban has been taking part in peace talks around the world.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with South Asia political expert Daniel Markey for a look at those talks and the latest on the state of the Taliban.

Guest

  • Daniel Markey, senior research professor at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies. He tweets @MarkeyDaniel.

This segment aired on June 22, 2015.

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