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4 suicide bombers, 2 policemen killed in Wardak attack

AT-KABUL: Four suicide bombers on Tuesday morning attacked the judicial complex of central Maidan Wardak province. All four bombers and two policemen were killed in a blast and exchange of gunshots, local officials told Afghanistan Times.

The attack took place in Maidan Shahar, the capital city of the province, at around 11:00 am. One of the four bombers detonated his explosives-packed vest near the entrance of the complex that killed two policemen.

Remaining three bombers launched the attack with full power to force their way inside, but were killed after few minutes gunfire exchange by court guards, Khalil Andarabi, police chief of the province said.

“In addition to the two policemen, killed in the attack, three civilians were also injured while no court official was hurt,” he said.

“Body parts of the first attacker were scattered near the court compound, and three dead bodies were still in the compound,” he said.

They were dressed up in common dress as local people and all had suicide vests, according to a source, who wished anonymity, as he was not authorized to speak to media-men.

Calling recent attacks on judicial organs as revenge for mistreatment of their fighters by the judicial officials, the Taliban warned to continue such attacks until their demands were met.

Before this, the Taliban claimed credit for several attacks on judicial organs; including the two deadly ones on employees of the ministry of justice in Kabul and provincial court in northern Balkh. Around 30 people were killed in the two attacks.

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