Five killed in militant attack on Afghan police station
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.