April 3, 2013

Attackers in Army uniform storm government complex in western Afghanistan

The AfPak Channel | Jennifer Rowland | Eight suicide bombers wearing Afghan Army uniforms and driving Afghan National Army vehicles launched a complex attack on a government compound in the western province of Farah where more than a dozen Taliban prisoners were being transferred to court for trial on Wednesday, taking several people hostage in one of the buildings, and killing at least six civilians in the ensuing firefight. The attack began when two of the bombers detonated their explosives inside of a vehicle at the entrance to the compound, after which the other attackers jumped out of another vehicle and stormed the buildings, taking over the second floor of the provincial court building and continuing to fight off security forces there through Wednesday afternoon. (READ MORE)

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