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Multiple suicide attack in east Afghan city kills at least three: Officials

Published on Mar 20, 2014 12:23 PM

JALALABAD, Afghanistan (AFP) - Multiple suicide attackers stormed a police station in the centre of the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Thursday, killing at least three people in a major assault two weeks before the presidential election.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the continuing attack, but Taleban militants have vowed a campaign of violence to disrupt the vote on April 5 to choose a successor to President Hamid Karzai.

The target of the assault was a police station close to the governor's house in Jalalabad, which has been the scene of repeated militant attacks in recent years.

"The attack was started by a car bombing," Mr Abdul Zia Ahmadzai, spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar province, of which Jalalabad is the capital, told AFP.

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