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Afghanistan
Four-hour gunfight rages after Taliban suicide bombers attack traffic police building in Kabul
2013-01-21
Taliban suicide bombers have attacked a government building in Afghanistan sparking a gun fight with police which has lasted more than four hours.

Insurgents launched the attack on the police traffic headquarters before dawn in the Afghan capital, with at least two of the attackers said to have been killed but no civilian casualties as yet reported.

Kabul police officer Mirza Mohammad said at least one insurgent blew himself up at the entrance to the compound and a number of others wearing suicide vests entered the building.

Another police officer said at least three attackers entered the building.

The unnamed officer said a gun battle was taking place inside the three-story building.

Mohammed Zahir, chief of the Kabul Police Investigation Unit, said: 'There are still there are two or three suicide bombers inside the traffic department compound. They are still fighting.'

The number of dead is unconfirmed but explosions could be heard inside the building.


Posted by:tipper

#2  Update
8 killed, 12 wounded in Taliban Kabul attack
Up to eight people were killed and 12 others wounded as the headquarters of Afghan traffic police came under attack in capital Kabul on Monday, the Kabul police said.

"Five suicide bombers armed with guns and suicide vests raided the Kabul Traffic Police Headquarters in western Kabul at about 5: 30 a.m. local time Monday," the statement said.

The killed include five attackers and three traffic police officers.
Posted by: tipper   2013-01-21 11:47  

#1  Nobody likes traffic police.
Posted by: Glenmore   2013-01-21 07:39