A automotive bomb assault on an Afghan police base adopted by an ongoing gun battle have killed two policemen and wounded dozens of individuals in a metropolis bordering Pakistan, officers mentioned Tuesday.
The advanced assault within the metropolis of Khost was launched early within the morning, and has wounded 14 safety personnel and 9 civilians.
A gun battle close to the bottom was ongoing, an AFP correspondent reported.
The automotive bomb was detonated on the gate of a particular police forces base in Khost metropolis, a safety supply mentioned.
After the blast a bunch of attackers tried to enter the bottom compound leading to a gun battle with safety forces, Afghanistan’s inside ministry spokesman Tariq Arian advised reporters.
Four attackers have been killed whereas two extra have been nonetheless combating, Arian mentioned.
Khost provincial well being official Gul Mohammad mentioned girls and kids have been among the many wounded.
No group has to this point claimed the assault on the bottom.
Violence has surged throughout Afghanistan in current weeks even because the Taliban and Afghan authorities stay engaged in peace talks to finish the nation’s long-running battle.
Afghan and US officers have repeatedly warned that the rising bloodshed was threatening the peace talks being held in Qatar since final month.
Most assaults by the Taliban have focused Afghan safety forces, though scores of civilians have additionally been killed.
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