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5 fighters, 2 policemen killed in attack on border guards in Spin Boldak

5 fighters, 2 policemen killed in attack on border guards in Spin Boldak

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Jan 25, 2016 - 14:50

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Five assailants and two policemen have been killed after militants conducted a coordinated attack on border security forces in the Spin Boldak district of southern Kandahar province on Monday, an official said.

Samim Khpalwak, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the attack took place in the zero-point area near the Friendship Gate on the border with Pakistaninfo-icon at around 1:30pm.

He said a number of gunmen entered the compound of border security forces and engaged in an armed clash. Five attackers have been killed so far during an ongoing exchange of gunfire, he said.

The five suicide bombers have been killed after 30 minutes clash with security personnel and a technical team has been sent to the scene to defuse the suicide vests of the slain attackers, the police spokesman, Zia Durani said.

Two police were killed and five others wounded in the attack, he said adding civilians suffered no casualties in the firefight.

Abdul Waris, a shopkeeper in the Spin Boldak Bazaar, claimed hearing bursts of gunfire and heavy explosions in the area. No group has so far claimed responsibly for the attack.

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