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Gunmen Storm Baghlan Police HQ, 13 Killed

The police headquarters of Pul-e-Khumri city in the northern Baghlan province faced a complex attack by a group of eight gunmen at around 12pm on Sunday, the Ministry of Interior said in a statement. 

The attack started with a car bomb explosion outside the police headquarters and was followed by at least six hours of gunbattle between the attackers and the militants. 

The Ministry of Interior said the attackers were equipped with suicide vests and that all of them were killed by the Special Unit of Police. 

According to the ministry, the attack left at least 13 policemen dead and 55 others wounded, including 20 civilians. 

Taliban claimed the responsibility for the attack and claimed that a suicide bomber detonated a humvee full of explosives at the beginning of the attack.

This comes as Taliban members are conducting talks with US negotiators in Doha to find a political settlement for the ongoing war in Afghanistan.

Gunmen Storm Baghlan Police HQ, 13 Killed

The Ministry of Interior says at least 13 members of the Afghan National Police were killed in the attack.

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The police headquarters of Pul-e-Khumri city in the northern Baghlan province faced a complex attack by a group of eight gunmen at around 12pm on Sunday, the Ministry of Interior said in a statement. 

The attack started with a car bomb explosion outside the police headquarters and was followed by at least six hours of gunbattle between the attackers and the militants. 

The Ministry of Interior said the attackers were equipped with suicide vests and that all of them were killed by the Special Unit of Police. 

According to the ministry, the attack left at least 13 policemen dead and 55 others wounded, including 20 civilians. 

Taliban claimed the responsibility for the attack and claimed that a suicide bomber detonated a humvee full of explosives at the beginning of the attack.

This comes as Taliban members are conducting talks with US negotiators in Doha to find a political settlement for the ongoing war in Afghanistan.

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