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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Suicide bombers storm government offices in Afghan south - 28th July 2011

Suicide bombers armed with guns attacked at least two government buildings in the capital of Afghanistan's volatile southern Uruzgan province Thursday, killing three people and wounding 20, officials said.

Up to six suicide bombers had stormed the provincial governor's compound and the police chief's compound in Tirin Kot, capital of Uruzgan located north of Kandahar, Interior Ministry spokesman, Sediq Sediqi, said.

Three bombers had already detonated their explosives and police were engaged in a gun battle with the remaining attackers, he said.

"Three people from the side of government, including one policeman, have been killed and 20 more have been wounded," said Ghulam Sakhi Kargar, spokesman for the health ministry in Kabul.

Security and government officials in Uruzgan could not be immediately reached for comment.

Engineer Farid, head of regional state television channel, Uruzgan TV, said he had heard one blast inside the channel's offices and that two suicide bombers had entered the building, which is located around 100 meters from the governor's compound. Read More