A Taliban suicide car bomber and gunmen attacked a provincial Afghan police headquarters on Tuesday, killing at least 32 people and injuring over 200, officials and militants said.

The specific target was a police training centre attached to the facility, located in the capital of Paktia province of Gardez.

The Afghani Interior Ministry said in a statement that at least two attackers were killed.

The Taliban claimed full responsibility for the attack, following an increasing amount of terror attacks attributed to the militant group.

The Taliban was pushed back in 2001 by the United States, but has been increasingly more active as of recent.

The provincial police chief is said to be among the dead, but official reports only say he is injured at this time.

Civilians and police are among the dead, according to the government in Kabul.

The capital suffered a major terror attack on the National Assembly building in January of this year that killed at least 46 and injured over 70.


More details to follow. Image 1 from Twitter.

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Written by Eli Ridder

Eli Ridder is a journalism student at the University of Guelph-Humber and a senior correspondent for multiple independent publications including, but not limited to, The Anon Journal, Berning Media Network and the Ribbon. Find out more at eliridder.ca

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