Car bomb explodes in front of district police HQ
QALAT (Pajhwok): Police shot dead a suicide bomber causing his an explosives-laden car to explode in front of their headquarters in the Shinkai district of southern Zabul province on Wednesday.
Police said the attacker wanted to enter the district police headquarters but he was identified and shot dead. The explosives in the car went off before it could reach the police building, said deputy provincial police chief Col. Ghulam Jilani Farahi.
One policeman was injured in the blast that partially damaged the police building, he said.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the incident, saying a large number of policemen were killed and wounded in the car bomb attack.
The incident comes a day after police shot dead three suicide attackers on an explosives-laden truck in Qalat, the provincial capital.
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