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Afghan official: militants attack court, kill 2 police

Afghan official: militants attacks court house near Kabul, 2 policemen killed

Afghan official: militants attack court, kill 2 police

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan official says that two policemen have been killed in an attack on a courthouse in a provincial city near Kabul.

Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman for the governor of Wardak province, says four militants launched the attack on Tuesday on the court compound of the provincial capital Maydan Shahr, 40 kilometers (25 miles) east of the capital.

One of the attackers detonated explosives carried on his body while the other three exchanged fire with police, he says, adding that all four attackers were killed.

No one claimed responsibility for the attack.

The attack comes amid intensified fighting across many parts of Afghanistan since the Taliban launched their warm weather offensive a month ago.

On Monday, militants killed at least 26 police and soldiers in ambushes in Helmand province.

Updated : 2021-09-23 01:37 GMT+08:00