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Taliban storm Afghan police compound; 1 police officer dead

A group of attackers stormed the main police headquarters in eastern Paktia province

AP | PTI  |  Kabul 

In this photo, Taliban suicide bombers stand guard during a gathering of a breakaway Taliban faction, in the border area of Zabul province, southern of Kabul, Afghanistan. Photo: AP | PTI
File photo: Taliban suicide bombers stand guard during a gathering of a breakaway Taliban faction in Kabul, Afghanistan. Photo: AP | PTI

An Afghan official says that at least one police officer has been killed after a group of stormed the main police headquarters in eastern 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 to enter the compound.


He says two of the 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.

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