Suicide bomber kills 6 ALP officials in Ghazni
GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Six Afghan Local Police (ALP) men were killed in a suicide attack in the Qarabagh district in southern Ghazni province, the governor’s spokesman said.
Shafiq Nang told Pajhwok Afghan News that heavily-armed insurgents stormed police check post in the Khaghli locality of the district.
The suicide attack followed by gun shots left six policemen dead on the spot and three others wounded, he added.
Ten militants, he said were also killed and five others injured in the ensuing gun battle. Niamatullah, a resident of the locality, said that a huge blast took place first, which was followed by intermittent gun fire.
He said that ambulances were ferrying dead and wounded to hospitals but he had no exact figure into casualties.
But Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said that it was a tactical attack not a suicide one. He claimed 12 ALP men were killed and insurgents’ seized the check post after the clash.
He acknowledged three Taliban were killed in the showdown.
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