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Attackers Target Training Facility In Afghanistan, Two Police Wounded


Afghan security forces at the police training center in Khost that was attacked on January 7.

Police say two officers were slightly wounded in a Taliban suicide attack on a police training center in the eastern Afghan city of Khost on January 7.

An RFE/RL Radio Mashaal reporter said the attackers first detonated a car laden with explosives in front of the training facility.

Two assailants wearing suicide vests then entered the center and exchanged gunfire with police before detonating their explosives.

Images from the scene showed a mangled part of a vehicle outside the training center's stone wall and a policeman with a bandaged hand.

A Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement sent to Radio Mashaal.

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    Radio Mashaal was launched in January 2010 in order to counter a growing number of Islamic extremist radio stations in Pakistan's Northwest Frontier Province (now Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas along the border with Afghanistan.

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