Car Bomber, Gunmen Attack Police HQ in Baghlan

A car bomb was detonated in front of the police headquarters in Baghlan-e-Markazi district in the northern province of Baghlan at around 6:30 p.m. on Monday evening, security officials confirmed, saying that a Humvee laden with explosives was used in the attack.

A security official who did not wish to be named said the explosion has caused casualties.

Other sources said that the district police chief and some police officers have been wounded in the attack.

According to sources say the attack has been followed by a gunfight and attackers have entered the compound.

Some civilian houses have also been damaged in the attack, local sources said.

The special army forces have arrived at the scene, according to Farid Sayed Khili, an army commander in the province.

Baghlan has been faced with heavy clashes between government forces and the Taliban over the last four weeks. Baghlan-e-Markazi has witnessed most of the clashes during this time.