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Sunday, August 14, 2011

AFGHAN BOILER: 19 dead in attack on Charikar Provincial Governor's compound!


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Associated Press / ibnlive.in.com / Posted on Aug 14, 2011 at 04:41pm IST.


Kabul: A team of six suicide bombers launched a coordinated assault on a provincial governor's compound in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing 19 people in the latest high-profile attack to target prominent Afghan government officials, authorities said.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in the Parwan provincial capital of Charikar, some 30 miles (50 kilometers) north of Kabul.

Afghan police said the assault began with a car bomb outside the front gate. The blast blew open a hole in the wall, allowing five insurgents wearing suicide vests and carrying automatic weapons to rush into the compound.

Afghan police said they killed three of the attackers as they approached the governor's house.

The attack appeared to target a meeting of top provincial security officials that was taking place in the compound. Afghan National Police General Abdul Jalil Rahimi said he was at the meeting, along with Parwan Governor Abdul Basir Salangi, top provincial Afghan army and police officials, and several NATO officers.


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