At least 11 killed in Afghan police attack

Mar 20, 2014, 6:17 AM EDT
Afghan security personnel walk at the scene of an attack on a police station in Jalalabad on March 20, 2014.
AFP/Noorullah Shirzada

Taliban fighters have attacked a police station in eastern Afghanistan, killing 11 people, including 10 policemen. The assault early Thursday happened in Jalalabad near the provincial governor's house, and comes two weeks before Afghanistan holds its presidential election. Officials said the attack began with a suicide bombing outside the station and continued for several hours as Afghan security forces battled Taliban gunmen.
Background:
Taliban kills 11 in Afghan police attack [VoA]
Insurgents kill 11 in attack on Afghan police station [L.A. Times]

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