A suicide car bomb blast and ensuing gunfight has resulted in the death of at least three Afghan police and three assailants. A column of thick smoke in the sky was observed by the residents, creating panic and unease.
The Governor of the Paktia province has confirmed that the bomb blast and gunfight occurred outside a police camp in Gardez, capital of Afghanistan’s eastern Paktia province on September 1.
Governor, Haleem Fedai, said, “Today, roughly at 5:30 a.m., one enemy detonated a car bomb, outside a Public Protection Police Forces camp in Gardez. Two gunmen tried to enter the facility after the explosion, but they were shot and killed by the police at the gate of the building.”
The blame of the attack has been placed on the Taliban and the provincial Governor referred to them as the enemies of peace.
The provincial Governor added that five police personnel were slightly wounded in the blast, that also damaged facilities of the front gate of the building. Those injured were shifted to a hospital in the region, 100 km south of the country’s capital, Kabul.
The Governor has stated that as investigation is underway to find more facts about the incident.