The governor of Afghanistan's Uruzgan province is holed up inside his compound and is being protected by bodyguards Thursday as a gun battle rages in and around the building, according to Abdul Rahman, the governor's spokesman.
Gunfire and explosions could be heard over the phone as Rahman spoke with CNN. Militants wielding guns and strapped with explosive devices attacked the governor's office, a television station and a police base in the provincial capital of Tarin Kowt, officials said.
The strike has left at least 19 people dead and 37 others wounded, including three police officers, according to Khan Aga Miakhail, head of Uruzgan's regional department of health. Ten children were among the dead, Miakhail said.FULL STORY