Afghan police shoot dead gunmen who stormed bank

2017-05-21 15:04
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Kabul - Three people were killed and 30 others injured on Saturday when gunmen stormed New Kabul Bank's branch in eastern Paktia province, according to provincial officials.

General Toryalai Abdyani, the province's police chief, said five militants attacked the bank; first a suicide bomber carried out an attack, then four gunmen started shooting and were later killed by security forces.

"All four gunmen were shot and killed by security forces while people were evacuated to a safe place," Andyani added.

Two of the bank's security guards were killed in the initial suicide attack in Gardez, the province's capital, said Abdullah Hsrat, a spokesperson for the provincial governor in Paktia.

"Unfortunately the bank is located in the main market inside the city, that is why a number of shops and the bank building were damaged", said Hsrat.

A doctor at the provincial hospital in Gardez said that three killed and at least 30 wounded were brought to the hospital by ambulances. Most of the wounded are civilians and a number of them are in critical condition, he added.


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