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Suicide Attacks At Afghan Police HQ Kill 12 Officers


Afghan officials say two successive explosions by suicide bombers wearing police uniforms have killed 12 officers at an Afghan police headquarters in eastern Paktika province.

Nawab Waziry, the head of Paktika's provincial council, says the attacks occured 20 minutes apart, with one bomber detonating his explosives inside the police headquarters building and the other blowing himself up near the entrance.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement e-mailed to media.

compiled from agency reports
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