22 May 2017

News Story: Two Dead, 30 Wounded In New Kabul Bank Attack In Paktia

Attackers stormed the New Kabul Bank branch in the center of Gardez in Paktia on Saturday afternoon killing at least two civilians, Toryalai Abdiani, Paktia Police Chief confirmed.

The attack lasted at least two hours and was finally brought to an end after all three attackers had been killed by security forces.

The incident started at about 2.30pm local time when a suicide bomber detonated explosives at the entrance to the bank, allowing two additional attackers to storm the building, which is in a crowded part of the city.

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