Five killed in mil­i­tant at­tack on Afghan po­lice sta­tion

Times of Oman - - WORLD -

HERAT: Gun­men stormed a po­lice sta­tion in western Afghanistan on Satur­day, killing at least five peo­ple and wound­ing two oth­ers, of­fi­cials said, in the lat­est vi­o­lence tar­get­ing the war-torn coun­try’s be­lea­guered se­cu­rity forces.

There was no im­me­di­ate claim of re­spon­si­bil­ity for the raid in the provin­cial cap­i­tal of Herat, near the Ira­nian bor­der, but the Tal­iban have been re­lent­less in their as­saults on Afghan po­lice and sol­diers.

Two po­lice of­fi­cers and three civil­ians, in­clud­ing a child, died in the at­tack that ended less than two hours af­ter it be­gan, the provin­cial gover­nor’s spokesman Je­lani Farhad said. An­other two of­fi­cers were wounded.

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