11 dead as Taliban storm Afghan police HQs

 
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Kabul, June 18 (TNS): At least 11 people including five policemen and six bombers were killed and around 15 people were injured in Taliban attack on Paktia police headquarters, Afghan media quoting officials reported on Sunday.

In first a mini-truck bomber detonated his explosive-laden vehicle in first entrance of the Spinghar Zone Police Headquarters in Gardiz city to enable remaining six bombers to enter to the facility, governor office told Afghanistan Times.

“So far in addition to the truck bomber, five more attackers gunned down but one still resist” Abdullah Hasrat, spokesman for the governor told Afghanistan Times.

He said five policemen were martyred and according to health officials, 15 people including five civilians were also injured.

Najib Danish, deputy spokesman for the Interior Ministry, confirmed the attack in Gardez, the provincial capital of Paktia Province.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement sent to media.

One of the explosions was so strong it shattered windows up to 2 kilometres from the attack site, said Abdullah Herat, spokesman for the provincial governor.