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24 killed, eight injured as suicide bombers storm Logar police headquarter

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AT-KABUL: In a well-coordinated attack, several suicide bombers on Tuesday afternoon stormed the Logar police headquarter killing at least 20 policemen and leaving eight others seriously injured.

A group of four bombers, wearing police uniform, attacked the police headquarter in Pul-e-Alam, capital city of Logar province, when policemen were gathered for launch in a canteen. Two attackers were killed by police, but the remaining two bombers succeeded in detonating explosives attached to their bodies at the entrance and inside the building.

“One of the suicide bombers entered into dining hall and detonated his explosives. As many as 20 policemen were killed and eight others were injured,” spokesman to the provincial governor said.

Deen Muhammad Darwish added that the fierce gunfight between the attackers and policemen continued for 25 minutes.

He expressed concern over health condition of the injured policemen.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. Their spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, claimed several of their fighters entered into the police headquarter and killed and injured tens of policemen.