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Five Police Killed As Taliban Attackers Storm Jalalabad Police


The site of the suicide attack in Jalalabad
The Taliban has claimed responsibility for an assault in which a team of suicide attackers killed five police officers and injured four others in the eastern city of Jalalabad.

The March 26 attack occurred as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was continuing a visit to Kabul.

Officials in Nangarhar Province said around eight suicide attackers took part in the assault.

They said one insurgent detonated a car bomb outside the Jalalabad Police Quick Reaction Force.

Officials said three other bombers blew themselves up inside the compound, while at least four others were killed in a gunbattle with police.

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said the movement's militants had carried out the assault.

Jalalabad is the capital of Nangarhar Province.

Based on reports from AP and AFP