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Taliban attack northern police headquarters

May 6, 2019 4:36 pm
The attack began with a suicide bombing [Source: BBC]

At least 13 people have been killed and dozens wounded after Taliban fighters attacked a police headquarters in northern Afghanistan on Sunday.

A suicide bomber driving a Humvee loaded with explosives started the assault in the city of Pul-e-Khumri.

Clashes between gunmen and security services followed.

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The attack came days after the Taliban rejected a ceasefire offered by the country’s government and backed by the US.

The Interior ministry spokesman said eight Taliban fighters were shot dead.

More than 50 people were wounded, 20 of them civilians. Children were among the dead, an Afghan health official said.

The Taliban, which wants strict Islamic rule in the country, said it was behind the bloodshed.

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