At least 20 people – many security officials – died when suicide bombers dressed as police officers detonated their explosives at a station in Pul-i-Alam, in Logan province, on Tuesday, authorities told the Associated Press:
The first bomber detonated his explosives at the gate of the police headquarters, while a second blew himself up at a security checkpoint inside the compound, said Din Mohammad Darwesh, a spokesman for the provincial governor.
Then other bombers ran into a dining hall where police officers had gathered to eat lunch, killing many more officers, authorities said.
A Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility for the attack. The group has been targeting security personnel in recent months.
There were four bombers in all, Darwesh told Al Jazeera.
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