Taliban suicide bomber leads attack on Afghan police HQ

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Taliban suicide bomber leads attack on Afghan police HQ

Kabul (Web Desk): A Taliban suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden car at a police headquarters in northern Afghanistan followed by clashes between gunmen and security forces, officials and the Taliban said on Sunday.


The death toll was not known but at least 40 people had been injured, said Mohibullah Habib, provincial health director in the city of Pul-e-Khumri.

A member of the Baghlan provincial council said clashes were ongoing and that it had sought immediate deployment from neighboring provinces.

“Clashes have not stopped,” said Assadullah Shahbaz.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

“Several other Taliban fighters are presently clashing with the Afghan forces,” Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said.

Nasrat Rahimi, a spokesman at the Interior Ministry in Kabul, said several Taliban fighters had managed to penetrate the headquarters.