KHOST – At least 20 people were killed and several injured after suicide attackers and gunmen stormed a police training centre in southeastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, local media reported.
A fighting between assailants and security forces is underway at the time of reporting inside the training centre in Gardiz, capital of Paktia province, some kilometers away Kharlachi area of Pakistan. The site is located near the Paktia police headquarters.
On the other hand, the Taliban claimed the responsibility of the attack in a tweet.
According to the officials, the attackers exploded a explosive-filled car near the entrance of the centre to facilitate a group of man to enter the premises and launch their assault.
“At the moment the area is sealed by the Crisis Response Unit and efforts are ongoing to eliminate the terrorists,” NDTV quoted interior ministry’s statement.
In June 2017, the Taliban carried out an attack with same style at police headquarter in the same city Gardez killing dozens of people and leaving scores injured.