Six Suicide Bombers blow up, 22 Killed
KABUL - Six suicide bombers attacked Parwan government building on Sunday killing policeman, Ministry of Interior Affairs said.
The attack occurred at 11:30 am local time when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives near the gate of the governor's building and five others started clashes with security forces, the Ministry said.
Twenty two people including six Afghan policeman were killed and 34 other people including 10 Afghan policemen were wounded during the attack and clashes ended after about one hour, Afghan Ministry of Interior Affairs said.
Most of the victims of the attack are government employees.
Five other suicide bombers were killed in clashes with Afghan security forces, MoI said.
The last attacker, who was using a rocket-propelled grenade, was killed by bodyguards, local police officials said.
Foreign forces also went to the area and Nato chopper could also been seen over the area.
The attack took place while Abdul Basir Salangi, governor of Parwan held a security meeting.
Mr Salangi told Tolo news, "I am fine, we hold a security meeting and suicide bombers attack on the building and started cashed with security forces."
Afghan forces have besieged the building and started clash with suicide attackers, he added.
The area is under control of Afghan forces now, the governor said. Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. Taliban militants have become active recently, targeting Afghan key officials, government sites, Afghan and foreign forces.
Violence increased as foreign forces handed over security responsibility of seven areas in the first phase as planned. The transition process will be completed by the end of 2014, when all foreign forces are expected to leave Afghanistan.