Three Afghan policemen were killed Thursday in an attack on a government office in Afghanistan's eastern Paktia province.
Five attackers wearing vests laden with explosives stormed into the Samkanai District administrator's office where a meeting of tribal elders was ongoing Thursday afternoon, said Rohullah Samoon, a spokesman for the Patkia province governor's office.
Three of the attackers blew themselves up at the entrance, Samoon said. The other two engaged in a fierce gun battle with Afghan security forces backed by NATO air support.
The shooting went on for an hour before the two attackers were killed, Samoon said. Two policemen were injured, among them the chief of police, he said.FULL STORY