Kandahar clash ends with killing of 2 bombers
KNDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): A gun battle that erupted on Monday night between police and militants ended after 18-hour with the killing of two suicide bombers, director National Directorate of Security (NDS) said on Tuesday.
Brig. Gen. Rahmatullah Atrafi said that two suicide attackers forced their way inside a building of teacher training centre and then locked in gunfire with police in the 4th police district last night.
The attackers after securing their positions inside the facility started gunfire at police check post, he said, adding both the bombers were killed in fighting with police.
He confirmed one policeman killed and three others wounded in the firefight while a woman succumbed to her injuries in the hospital.
He said that building of the center had been damaged partially while two vehicles parked inside the facility were also damaged.
There were a number of students in the training center but they were evacuated very carefully to a safe place, he added.
Governor’s spokesman Samim Khpalwak told Pajhwok Afghan News two attackers started gunfire with police after entering a teachers training center in the 4th police district last night.
A woman was killed and a policeman wounded during the firefight, he said, adding security forces had cordoned off the area and the clash was still underway, he added.
Kandahar police spokesman Zia Durani confirmed the incident and said that a woman was killed and two policemen wounded.
A large number of students of the training center were rescued during security forces operation, he said.
A health official at the civil hospital confirmed receiving a woman dead body and a wounded policeman.
Izatullah, a resident of the locality, said he was on his way home when he heard series of gunfire at around 8: 00 pm last night.
Taliban credit claim for the attack and said that heavy casualties inflicted on police in the hours long gun fire.
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