32 dead, 200 injured in Afghan police centre attack

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Andar, Oct 17: A suicide and gun attack on a police training centre in southeast Afghanistan today has killed at least 32 people and injured 200, a hospital official said.

The victims include 'women, students and police', Hedayatullah Hamidi, public health director in Gardez, the capital of Paktia province said.

Provincial chief police, Mohammad Zaman, says the attack in Andar district on Tuesday triggered several hours of heavy fighting until the attackers were repelled. Zaman says the district compound has been destroyed. The Interior Ministry says a militant attack, including a suicide car bombing is underway in eastern Paktia province's capital, Gardez, where insurgents targeted a police training center. The Taliban have claimed responsibility for all three attacks.

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