Suicide bombers attack Afghan police HQ, killing or wounding dozens


June 18, 2017

Dozens of people have been killed or wounded after up to five suicide bombers attacked a police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, officials said.

The attack, claimed by the Taliban, began at around 6:30am (2am GMT) when one bomber detonated a car packed with explosives at the gate of the police headquarters in Gardez city, the capital of Paktia province, said Najib Danish, a spokesman for the interior ministry.

Four more attackers stormed the gate after the blast. Danish put the toll at two police killed and five wounded, but doctors at the city hospital said at least five were killed and 30 people wounded, including 20 civilians.

Danish said the car bomber opened the way for other attackers to enter the compound. Two of the attackers were shot by security forces but he said one more attacker was on the loose.

 

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Source: The Guardian.