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4 suicide bombers, policemen dead in Wardak clash

4 suicide bombers, policemen dead in Wardak clash

May 26, 2015 - 11:36

MAIDAN SHAHAR (Pajhwok): A four-member group of suicide bombers stormed the court compound of central Maidan Wardak province, leaving two policemen and four attackers dead on Tuesday morning, an official said.

The attack took place in Maidan Shahar, the capital of the province at around 11: 15 am.

Acting governor’s spokesman Attaullah Khogyani told Pajhwok Afghan News the attackers were dressed in police uniform.

He said the first suicide bomber hit the gate of the court’s compound and his three colleagues were instantly shot dead by policemen when they were forcing their way inside the facility.

Two police personnel were died and three other police officers wounded during the attack. The court officers and civilians suffered no casualties, he said.

A security official wishing not to be named said the incident took place at a time when cases of seven men who were accused of having links with rebels were being heard in the court.

Talibaninfo-icon did not comment on the attack.

Militants have recently stepped up attacks on judicial organs. A few days ago, Balkh attorney general office, the ministry of justice and attorney general office of Kunduz province had came under similar attacks.



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