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3rd LD Writethru: 5 including 4 suicide attackers killed in Afghan eastern Ghazni city

Xinhua, June 1, 2016 Adjust font size:

Five people including a policeman and four suicide bombers were killed and a judge injured as Taliban militants stormed a provincial court in the eastern Ghazni city on Wednesday, provincial police chief Aminullah Omarkhil said.

"The attack which occurred at around 10:30 a.m. local time and followed by gunshots left four attackers and a police dead," Amarkhil told Xinhua.

However, he admitted that the head of the court also sustained injuries in the attack.

Going into detail, the official said that one of the suicide bombers after killing the guard of the court gate by pistol blew himself up and enabled three others to enter the court compound.

After entering the court compound, the three militants began indiscriminate firing that triggered gun battle which lasted for a while. All the three insurgents were killed, Amarkhil asserted.

The situation is under control, the police officer said.

Meantime, Zabihullah Majahid who claims to speak for the Taliban in contact with media claimed the responsibility for the attack, insisting heavy casualties inflicted to the court employees. Endit