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At least 18 dead in Taliban suicide attack on Jalalabad police station

March 20, 2014

Taliban suicide attackers stormed a police station in the centre of Jalalabad city in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday, killing 10 policemen.

The target of the truck bomb and gun assault, which lasted three hours, was a police station near the governor’s house in the city, which has been the scene of repeated militant attacks in recent years.

The Taliban have vowed a campaign of violence to disrupt the election on 5 April, and a spokesman for the insurgents claimed responsibility for the early-morning suicide strike, which also left a civilian dead.

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