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Afghan official: Attack on police in southern area kills 1

March 8, 2018

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Authorities in Afghanistan say an attack on a district police headquarters in Kandahar province killed one police officer and wounded five.

Provincial police chief Gen. Abdul Raziq said the attack on Wednesday night in Spin Boldak district involved a bomber setting off an explosive at the entrance gate and then three gunmen opening fire.

Raziq told AP all four attackers were killed and the area is under control.

The Taliban claimed responsibility and spokesman Qari Yousaf Ahmadi claimed more than 15 police were killed in the attack.

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