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Taliban suicide attack on provincial Afghan police HQ kills at least 12

From Reuters - October 17, 2017

KABUL (Reuters) - A Taliban suicide car bomber and gunmen attacked a provincial Afghan police headquarters on Tuesday, killing at least 12 people and wounding 60, officials and militants said.

The attack targeted a police training center attached to the headquarters in Gardez, the capital of Paktia province, officials said.

At least two attackers were also killed, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.

Three officials told Reuters that the provincial police chief was among the dead, but the ministry said it could only confirm that he had been wounded.

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