MEHWAR: Death Toll Rises To 20 In Baghlan Attack
Local officials from Baghlan said the death toll from the Taliban’s complex attack on the police headquarters in Pul-e-Khumri city has risen to 20, with 18 of the victims members of the Afghan National Police (ANP).
On Sunday, 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.
Provincial health officials said that at least 60 people among them women and children were wounded in the attack.
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.
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