facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Gunmen hit Afghan government complex

April 3, 2013 at 7:14 AM   |   Comments

KABUL, Afghanistan, April 3 (UPI) -- A suicide bombing and gunfight at the provisional court for Farah province Wednesday killed at least six people and wounded dozens more, Afghan officials said.

Officials said a bomb-filled vehicle exploded outside the courthouse, part of a provisional government complex, while a trial of Taliban suspects was proceeding, the BBC reported.

Taliban insurgents claimed responsibility for the attack.

The vast majority of the estimated 70 people wounded were civilians, officials said.

Mohammad Yunus, Farah's deputy governor, told a private Afghan television station militants detonated a "large explosive-laden vehicle" that damaged both government and non-government buildings.

After the initial assault, militants positioned themselves in several buildings, Yunus said.

An Afghan security source told the BBC, "First there was a suicide attack, later on a group of attackers started fighting."

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Hillary Clinton: Businesses and corporations don't create jobs Hillary Clinton: Businesses and corporations don't create jobs
2
Terry Keenan, former CNN, Fox News anchor, dead at 53 Terry Keenan, former CNN, Fox News anchor, dead at 53
3
Iranian woman accused of killing attempted rapist executed Iranian woman accused of killing attempted rapist executed
4
Top NSA spy is leaving position after conflict of interest accusations Top NSA spy is leaving position after conflict of interest accusations
5
Woman pleads not guilty to rape of Seattle man Woman pleads not guilty to rape of Seattle man
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback