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6 policemen wounded in Logar suicide attack

6 policemen wounded in Logar suicide attack

Sep 24, 2011 - 14:58

PUL-I-ALAM (PANinfo-icon): Six policemen, including two officers, were injured as suicide attackers struck a district headquarters in central Logar province on Saturday afternoon, officials said.

The explosion happened in the Khoshi district centre at 1:30pm, Col. Ghulam Sakhi Rogh Lawanai, the provincial police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

A man and a woman crashed their explosives-laden car into the district headquarters gate, he said, adding a civilian was also wounded in the assault.

Bismillah Khoshiwal, the district chief, said the suicide attackers wanted to enter the building, but the policemen on duty stopped them.

The gate and windows of the compound and a nearby ISAFinfo-icon base were broken due to the blast, he said. The injured people were evacuated to an ISAF healthinfo-icon facility.

"An explosives-laden car hit the district building before a heavy explosion took place," said witness Mohammadullah.

Zabihullah Mujahid, a Talibaninfo-icon spokesman, claimed responsibility for the bombing but gave no details about casualties. He said four tonnes of explosives were used in the blast.


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