Suicide bombers storm Afghan govt building, kill 2

January 10, 2012 7:34 am


A bomb blast in Afghanistan/FILE
KABUL, Jan 10 – At least two policemen were killed and one wounded on Tuesday when a group of suicide bombers stormed a government building in southeastern Afghanistan, the interior ministry said.

The group of four suicide bombers attacked the directorate of communication building in Sharana, the capital city of Paktika province, a statement said.

In the course of the ongoing gun battle “two policemen were killed and one wounded”, while two attackers were also killed, said the statement.

“Afghan National Police are engaging in a gun battle with remaining attackers”, it said.

The attackers first killed a police guard at the gate before taking over the building, Paktika provincial spokesman Mokhlis Afghan said.

One attacker was killed in an exchange of fire with the police at the gate and second attacker blew himself up later in the building, killing another policeman, he added.

Governor of the province Muhibullah Samim told AFP that the attackers wanted to target an intelligence office close to the building they had taken over.

The police have surrounded the building and a third attacker has also been killed, he added.


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