Gunmen target Mazar-i-Sharif complex
Gunmen in uniforms have stormed a provincial court compound in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif. At least one police officer was killed and more than 20 other persons were wounded in a lengthy shootout.
Responsibility for Thursday’s attack, which underscored Afghanistan’s fragile security as US-led troops make phased withdrawals, was later claimed by the radical Taliban.
It followed a similar attack on Wednesday in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad.
Mazir-i-Sharif police spokesman Abdul Razaq Qaderi said the attackers first shot a guard, forced entry into the office of region’s chief prosecutor and exchanged fire with security forces for several hours.
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Source News: DW