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At Least 20 Dead In Suicide Bombing At Afghan Police Station

The attackers dressed as police officers and detonated their explosives inside a station, according to reports. The Taliban claimed responsibility.

Posted on February 17, 2015, at 6:30 a.m. ET

A suicide car bomb attack on a police station in Kunduz province, Afghanistan, on February 10.
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A suicide car bomb attack on a police station in Kunduz province, Afghanistan, on February 10.

At least 20 people – many security officials – died when suicide bombers dressed as police officers detonated their explosives at a station in Pul-i-Alam, in Logan province, on Tuesday, authorities told the Associated Press:

The first bomber detonated his explosives at the gate of the police headquarters, while a second blew himself up at a security checkpoint inside the compound, said Din Mohammad Darwesh, a spokesman for the provincial governor.

Then other bombers ran into a dining hall where police officers had gathered to eat lunch, killing many more officers, authorities said.

A Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility for the attack. The group has been targeting security personnel in recent months.

There were four bombers in all, Darwesh told Al Jazeera.