Suicide bombers attack Afghan police academy

Huge explosions and gunfire rock the border city of Khost, as Taliban attack police academy in eastern Afghanistan.

    Suicide bombers attack Afghan police academy

    Taliban fighters have launched a coordinated attack on a police academy in the eastern city of Khost, using suicide bombers and gunmen, according to reports.

    At least three huge explosions were reported at Khost's police academy on Wednesday, as three Taliban fighters tried to storm the compound.

    Al Jazeera's Jennifer Glasse, reporting from Kabul, said one of the attackers detonated his explosives at the gates of the academy, while two others engaged in battles with security forces before detonating their devices.

    Our correspondent said there were five other reported injuries, involving three civilians and two policemen.

    Taliban spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid, claimed responsibility for the attack.

    The province of Khost on the border with Pakistan is a stronghold of the Taliban-linked Haqqani network.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How different voting systems work around the world

    How different voting systems work around the world

    Nearly two billion voters in 52 countries around the world will head to the polls this year to elect their leaders.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    The great plunder: Nepal's stolen treasures

    The great plunder: Nepal's stolen treasures

    How the art world's hunger for ancient artefacts is destroying a centuries-old culture. A journey across the Himalayas.