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Suicide bombers, gunmen attack Afghan police training centre:

AFP  |  Khost 

and launched an on a police training centre in southeastern today, officials said, in the latest violence to rock the war-torn country.

The claimed responsibility in a tweet for the ongoing at the centre in Gardiz, capital of Paktia province, which borders

"At first a suicide bomber detonated a car filled with explosives near the training centre, making way for a number of attackers to start their assault", the interior ministry said in a statement.

A battle between the attackers, armed with guns and suicide vests, and security forces was under way inside the centre which is located near the Paktia police headquarters, according to the interior ministry statement.

There were no immediate reports of casualties.

A local official said two car bombs blew up near the compound that also houses the provincial headquarters of the national police, border police and National Army.

"A group of have entered the compound and fighting is ongoing," Allah Mir Bahram, a member of the Paktia provincial council, told

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First Published: Tue, October 17 2017. 12:02 IST