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Updated: June 18, 2011 19:06 IST

Afghan officials say 9 killed in Kabul attack

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The scene at a police station in Kabul following a suicide bomb attack on Saturday. Men dressed in Afghan Army uniforms stormed the police station near the Presidential palace and opened fire said an eyewitness.
AP The scene at a police station in Kabul following a suicide bomb attack on Saturday. Men dressed in Afghan Army uniforms stormed the police station near the Presidential palace and opened fire said an eyewitness.

The Afghan Interior Ministry says nine people have been killed in an attack on a police station in the country’s capital. Previously, officials had reported two police officers and one civilian killed.

The Ministry says in a statement that three police officers, an intelligence agent and five civilians were killed in Saturday’s assault. Gunmen stormed the police station near the presidential office, prompting a gunfight that lasted for more than an hour.

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