New Delhi: Days after six persons were killed in mosque bombing in Kabul, five suicide bombers attacked Afghanistan’s Paktia province. The attack took place at about 6.30 a.m.
A suicide bomber first detonated his explosives close to the parking area of the headquarters, followed by four other who tried to enter the compound. If reports are to be believed, out of the five, three were killed. Two policemen were also killed in the ambush. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.
A couple of days ago, six people were killed and several others were left wounded after two suicide bombers struck a mosque in Afghanistan capital on Thursday night.”Two suicide bombers tried to assault Al Zahra Mosque in western side of Kabul. But policemen guarding the building identified and intercepted the attackers,” Xinhua quoted Ministry spokesperson Najib Danish as saying.
He said the attackers fled to the building’s kitchen shortly after police opened fire on them but they blew up their explosive vests, killing one police and one civilian near them. Those among the injured were three police personnel and four civilians. The injured were immediately transferred to a police hospital in the district and an investigation has been launched into the incident.
(With inputs from agencies)