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Gunmen Storm Prosecutor's Office In Northern Afghanistan


File photo of a suicide attack in Mazar-e Sharif in 2013.

Gunmen have stormed a judicial office in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-e Sharif.

Police sources and witnesses told RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan that three armed men entered a provincial prosecutorial office in Mazar-e Sharif on April 9 and exchanged fire with security forces.

They said two policemen were killed and about 10 prosecutors taken hostage.

Medical sources said at least seven wounded people, including a child, were brought to hospital.

Media said the attackers wore military uniforms.

The attack came a day after an Afghan soldier fatally shot a U.S. soldier and wounded several others in the eastern city of Jalalabad.

U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said that attack was "a reminder Afghanistan is still a dangerous place" and that there is "still work to be done to support the Afghan security forces" following the withdrawal of most NATO coalition troops last year.

With reporting by AFP
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