Wednesday 28th June, 2017
ISLAMABAD - Taliban insurgents have stormed a provincial police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan, killing more than five people and wounding at least 20.

The early morning raid in Gardez, capital of Paktia province, began with a suicide car blast at the entrance to the heavily guarded facility.

That allowed a group of heavily armed insurgents to force their way into the compound, said Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish.

The attack set off fierce clashes and Afghan officials say the siege was still underway.

A Taliban spokesman claimed the attack has inflicted heavy casualties on Afghan police.

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