3 bombers killed in Lashkargah attack
LASHKARGAH (PAN): Three suicide bombers and one policeman were killed during a brazen attack on a police station in the capital of southern Helmand province late on Thursday, an official said.
The three bombers stormed the police compound in Lashkargah around 7pm, when one of the attackers blew up his explosives-packed car at the entrance to the facility, Helmand police spokesman Col. Abdul Ahad Chopan told Pajhwok Afghan News.
A second attacker was shot dead by police and the third blew himself up inside the police station, he said, adding the police had also suffered casualties, but gave no details.
But a doctor at the Emergency-run hospital in Lashkargah, wishing anonymity, told Pajhwok they had been delivered two dead bodies and five injured policemen.
The police spokesman said the situation was now under control and the firing had ended.
Earlier, the governor’s spokesman, Omar Zwak, said police were fired upon from a nearby marketplace as the group attack continued.
The Taliban have so far said nothing about the incident.
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