Taliban attacks police compound in Afghan capital, 2 bombers killed

Kabul, Jan. 21 (Xinhua-ANI): At least four powerful explosions rocked western Afghan capital Kabul on Monday morning as a team of Taliban suicide bombers and gunmen raided police compounds in the area, police said.

"The militants conducted a coordinated suicide attack against border police and neighbouring civil order police compounds locating near the intersection of Dehmazang in western Kabul Monday morning," a police official who declined to be named told Xinhua.

At least two suicide bombers were killed in the explosions so far as they know in the attack which took place at about 6 a.m. local time Monday, he said.

No casualty reports on the police were immediately available. The firing still could be heard in the area.

Meanwhile, the police official said that the militants numbered four to five and armed with suicide vests and weapons seized the four-story police traffic building and opened fire on border and civil order police compounds.

Special operation police forces and Afghan commandos rushed to the site shortly after the fighting begun, a witness said.

Security forces have cordoned off the area for precautionary measures. (Xinhua-ANI)


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