March 30, 2014
A five-hour gun fight close to the Afghanistan’s main election office in Kabul ended Saturday evening after Taliban gunmen were killed in the counter-attack, an official said.
“Five suicide bombers were killed and two policemen were wounded in Saturday’s terrorist attack on the Independent Elections Commission (IEC) office in eastern Kabul,” Deputy Interior Minister in-charge of Security Mohammad Ayoub Salangi told reporters near the site.
The attack began at midday after the militants seized a four-story building close to the IEC HQ and fired several rocket propelled grenades (RPGs) on the fortified complex besides exchanging of fire with security forces.
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