ALSO READTaliban's deadly attack on Afghan army base kills 140 young soldiers Taliban kills more than 50 Afghan soldiers in a brutal attack: US military Afghan Air Force kills at least 43 Taliban insurgents in Helmand province Pakistan can't stand India-Afghan bond; uses proxies like Taliban: Experts India calls for dismantling cross border terrorist safe havens
An Afghan official says that at least one police officer has been killed after a group of attackers stormed the main police headquarters in eastern Paktia province.
Najib Danish, deputy spokesman for the Interior Ministry, says a suicide car bomber first detonated his vehicle at the entrance and opened the way for other attackers to enter the compound.
He says two of the attackers were shot by security forces and probably one more attacker is still resisting.
He says three policemen have been wounded in the attack, which took place today in Gardez, the provincial capital.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid has claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement sent to the media. Mujahid says fighters are inside the police compound battling police.