At Least 20 Dead In Suicide Bombing At Afghan Police Station

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

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

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.

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