Taliban fighters have attacked a police academy in the Afghan border city of Khost, with huge explosions and gunfire being reported throughout the city.
A co-ordinated attack has been launched by Taliban fighters on a police academy in the eastern border city of Khost, in Afghanistan. The fighters were reportedly using suicide bombers and gunmen to attack the town.
At least three huge explosions were reported at Khost’s police academy, as three Taliban suicide bombers attacked the compound.
According to local reports, one of the attackers detonated his explosives at the gates of the academy, while two others engaged in battles with security forces before detonating their devices. Five other injuries were reported, involving three civilians and two policemen.
The province of Khost on the border with Pakistan is a stronghold of the Taliban-linked Haqqani network.
Taliban spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid, claimed responsibility for the attack.