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Five Afghan police killed in Jalabad suicide attack

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Reuters

Suicide bombers killed five police officers in an Afghan police station in the eastern city of Jalalabad.

Police say one attacker detonated a car laden with explosives at the entrance to the police compound in a bid to let other attackers inside.

(SOUNDBITE) (Dari) JALALABAD PROVINCIAL POLICE CHIEF, AMIN SHARIF, SAYING:

" Five insurgents carrying guns and grenades wearing the uniform of foreigners have been shot dead. Also in this attack five Afghan policemen were martyred and four others wounded. In total eight insurgents were killed ."

Six civilians were wounded in the three hour attack, which happened just before dawn.

(SOUNDBITE) (Pashto) A RESIDENT OF JALALAD WHO WAS WOUNDED IN THE ATTACKS, JAWEED JAN SAYING:

"I was driving my car and suddenly I heard an explosion. My hand was wounded. A few minutes after the explosion I saw some insurgents walking out of a car and they attacked police and soldiers. Then the gunfire started. I believe that ther

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