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At least six killed in police station attack in W. Afghanistan

At least six killed in police station attack in W. Afghanistan

Afghanistan, Jan 13 : At least six people, including an assailant, were killed after Taliban gunmen attacked a police station in Herat city, capital of western Afghan province of Herat overnight, provincial government spokesman said Sunday.

The incident occurred late Saturday night after at least three gunmen stormed the main police station in Pul-e-Rangina locality of Police District 6 of the city, spokesman Jailani Farhad told Xinhua.

Those among the killed were three police officers, two civilians, including a child and one of the attackers, he added.

Three police personnel responding to the attack were also wounded and Special Operations Forces also defused a car bomb left beyond by the attackers.

Two attackers fled the scene as they failed to enter the building’s perimeter, he said.

The Taliban militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Over the past a few months, Afghanistan has witnessed waves of terror attacks by the Islamic State (IS) outfit and Taliban insurgents.

On Dec. 24, 47 government employees and visitors were killed and 27 others wounded after five gunmen attacked two government offices in Afghan capital city of Kabul.

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