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Afghan official says insurgents attack spy agency office

Afghan official says suicide bombers attack intelligence agency office in southern city

Afghan official says insurgents attack spy agency office

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan official says four intelligence agency employees have been wounded in an attack at the agency's office in southern Kandahar.

Hasib Sediqi, spokesman for the National Directorate for Security, says a suicide truck bomber detonated his explosives near the agency's compound early Sunday. He says security guards at the compound's entrance shot dead two other insurgents involved in the attack.

Taliban spokesman Qari Yousaf Ahmadi claimed the attack in an email. He also claimed responsibility for an ongoing attack in northwestern Badghis province in which insurgents attacked government offices in Jawand district.

Mirwais Mirzakwal, a spokesman for the provincial governor there, says Taliban gunmen are dug in near the district's main bazaar.

Updated : 2021-09-26 18:50 GMT+08:00