7 killed after Taliban storms police HQ in east Afghanistan
At least three police officers and four militants were killed after Taliban operatives stormed police headquarters in Afghanistan's eastern city of Gardez on Sunday, Xinhua News Agency reported, citing officials.
The attack took place at about 6:30 a.m. local time when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives near the parking area of the headquarters, Tolo News reported. The police clashed with four attackers who tried to enter the compound, three of whom were killed.
The country's interior ministry spokesman Najibullah Danish said at least five militants attacked the headquarters.
Danish told Tolo News that one attacker is still alive and battling with the security forces.
Unofficial sources told Xinhua that 25 police and civilians sustained injuries in the attack. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the group had killed and injured tens of police officers in the assault.
Afghan Special Forces arrived at the site shortly after the incident occurred and sealed off the area.