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2 attackers among 3 dead, 11 police hurt in Helmand clash

2 attackers among 3 dead, 11 police hurt in Helmand clash

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Apr 20, 2015 - 09:21

LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Three persons, including two heavily armed suicide bombers wearing Afghan Local Police (ALP) uniform, have been killed and 11 policemen wounded late Sunday in the night-long gunbattle when militants entered a police building in the capital of southern Helmand province, a doctor and an official said.

Maj. Gen. Nabi Jan Mullahinfo-icon Khel, Helmand police chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News that two suicide bombers entered the police station Sunday evening and locked in intense gun fire with police.

“We demonstrated maximum care to minimize police casualties”, he said, adding that three policemen were wounded and the pair of the suicide attacker was killed.

Two barracks of the police station were damaged in firefight, he added.

The operation, he said lasted 10-hour. One of the suicide bombers was killed soon after he entered the compound while his accomplices forced his way to a safe place and offered resistance till Monday morning, he added.

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