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5 dead, 2 injured as militants storm police station in Herat City

5 dead, 2 injured as militants storm police station in Herat City

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Jan 12, 2019 - 21:50

Herat City (Pajhwok): Five people were killed and two others injured in militants attack on police station in the sixth municipality district in western Herat province late on Saturday, officials said.

Police Spokesman Abdul Ahad Walizada told Pajhwok Afghan News militants stormed the police facility at around 7:00 pm and after one hour of firefight they were killed.

He said the assailants were equipped with hand grenades.

Governor Spokesman Jilani Farhad said five people were killed and one injured in the attack.

But Dr. Arif Jalali, head of the Zonal Hospital, said five bodies and two injured had been evacuated to the hospital from the site of attack.

Two policemen, a child, a local influential man and unknown man were among the dead, he said.

The injured are the two policemen, said Jalali.

According to eyewitness periodical firing could still be heard.

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