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    The Taliban terrorist group, banned in Russia, claimed responsibility for the suicide attack on the police headquarters in the Afghan eastern province of Paktia, local media reported Sunday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The information was reported by Khaama news agency.

    Earlier in the day, an improvised explosive device was detonated near the parking area of the police headquarters, which allowed a group of militants to launch the attack.

    According to Interior Ministry Spokesman Najibullah Danish, the police clashed with the attackers, who tried to enter the compound, killing three of them. Danish added that two police officers were killed.

    Earlier this month, the Taliban claimed responsibility for killing three US soldiers in eastern Afghanistan.

    Afghanistan has long been facing instability due to continued fighting between the government forces and the Taliban radical movement, which seized vast territories in the Afghan rural areas. Besides, the instability in the country prompted the emergence of the local cells of other extremist organizations such as Daesh.


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