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Attackers killed after 5-hour battle: Salangi (Video)

Attackers killed after 5-hour battle: Salangi (Video)

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Mar 30, 2014 - 09:02

Attackers killed after 5-hour battle: Salangi from Pajhwok Afghan News.

KABUL (Pajhwok): The attack on Independent Election Commission (IEC) headquarters in Kabul ended on Saturday evening with the killing of five assailants, the deputy interior minister said.

Gen. Ayub Salangi told reporters at the site the burqa-clad assailants fired at the commission’s office from a nearby building and clashed with security personnel for nearly five hours. Two policemen were slightly injured in the gun battle.

Only one rocket was fired at the compound on the Kabul-Jalalabad road by the attackers, who mostly used light weapons, according to the deputy minister. He said the incident was under investigation.

But witnesses claimed at least 15 rockets were fired in addition to a volley of gunfire. Some of the rockets hit the IEC compound, they said.

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