19 June 2017

News Story: Five Policemen Killed, Nine Wounded In Paktia Attack

By Abdulhaq Omeri

At least five policemen were killed and nine others wounded when Taliban insurgents stormed police headquarters in Gardez city in Paktia early Sunday morning, local officials confirmed. 

At least one of the attackers was a suicide bomber and detonated his explosives near the parking area at the police headquarters.

The attack was launched at about 6:30 am local time in the provincial capital and by 10am it was still ongoing.

“One of the attackers detonated his explosives close to the parking area so as to open the way for the others. Two were killed when they entered (the compound),” an official said.

“Two other attackers are still clashing with security forces,” the official added. 

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