KABUL, Afghanistan, June 18 (UPI) -- A suicide bomb attack by three young men in Afghan army uniforms on a Kabul police building Saturday left nine dead, including the attackers, officials say.
Four civilians and two police officers were also killed, The Washington Post reported.
The Taliban, in text messages to Afghan reporters, said it was behind the assault. It occurred in a police facility located in a marketplace crowded with Saturday afternoon shoppers.
The young men wore suicide vests and Muslim robes under their camouflage uniforms, the Post said. One was shot before he could get into the building but the other two managed to kill six people inside.
"I saw three boys run toward the police station wearing army uniforms. One ran past and the others shouted, 'Come back, this is the place,'" said Omid Ziai, who was selling bedclothes and towels a block away. "One of them was shot right away, but the others went inside, and there was furious fire for a long time."
Some witnesses described seeing a rocket land on the market at about the same time.