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Taliban suicide attack: Death toll rises to 42


In Afghanistan, the death toll has risen to 42 when Taliban suicide bombers and gunmen stormed a police training centre in the eastern city of Gardez, the capital of Paktia province.

The dead include 21 civilians and 21 police personnel. The death toll is expected to rise as more than 150 are injured in the assault.

The Interior Ministry said, the local police chief is among the dead.

A spokesperson said, at first a suicide bomber detonated a car filled with explosives near the training centre, making way for a number of attackers to start their assault.

Officials say at least six attackers were killed by security forces in the fighting, which went on for several hours.

The compound at Gardez in Paktia province contains the headquarters of the national police, border police, and Afghan National Army. Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.

The assault comes just days after police in the capital, Kabul, said they had arrested a would-be suicide truck bomber, averting a major attack.

The truck was carrying almost three tonnes of explosives and two bombs, which had been hidden under boxes of tomatoes.

A truck bomb killed more than 150 people in Kabul in May, this year.

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