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Suicide attack on Afghan police headquarters kills 5

Eight suicide bombers attacked a police headquarters in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad.

Rahmat Gul/Associated Press

Eight suicide bombers attacked a police headquarters in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad.

KABUL — Eight suicide bombers struck a police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least five officers, a security official said.

The attack in Jalalabad, about 75 miles east of Kabul, came on the second day of Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to the Afghan capital.

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First, an insurgent in an explosives-laden car detonated his vehicle in front of the Jalalabad Police Quick Reaction Force. Then, seven other attackers wearing vests rigged with explosives stormed the compound, police said.

Three attackers blew themselves up inside the complex while police shot the remaining four during a gunfight that lasted more than an hour.

Some of the attackers wore uniforms resembling those worn by the US-led NATO coalition, said police Chief Mohammad Sharif Amin in Nangarhar Province, where Jalalabad is the capital.

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attack.

In other violence, a roadside bomb killed two police officers and wounded another in the Nad Ali district of southern Helmand Province, the governor’s office there said.

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