Taliban claimed the Sunday attack on eastern Afghanistan at police headquarters in Gardez City, capital of the eastern Paktia province, by five suicide bombers. After the first detonated a car bomb at the gate, four attackers stormed through. Two were killed by police, the others fought with Afghan special forces. The official toll is 2 police officers killed and five wounded, but doctors at the city hospital counted the bodies of at least five police and 30 people injured.
DEBKAfile June 18, 2017, 12:53 PM (IDT)