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Militants Attack Afghan Police Compound

Suicide bombers have attacked a police compound in a mountainous area near the capital, Kabul.

Interior Ministry spokesman Seddiq Seddiqi said a suicide car bomber first detonated explosives on February 21 at the gate of the district police headquarters in Surobi, some 45 kilometers east of Kabul.

He said that two other attackers, clad in women's clothing, then opened fire and that a gunbattle ensued.

Kadam Shah Shaim, division commander of the Afghan Army for Kabul, said that at least one police officer was killed and two were wounded in the exchange.

All of the attackers were killed.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in an emailed statement.

Based on reporting by AP, dpa, and RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan