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Militant attack on police department continues in S Afghan city

04-07-2011 15:59 BJT

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, April 7 (Xinhua) -- Militants attacked a police department in Kandahar city on Thursday, and the firing is still continuing, an official said.

"Taliban militants attacked the department of police in 5th precinct of Kandahar city at around 10:00 a.m. local time with rocket-propelled grenades and small arms," the official told Xinhua but declined to give his name.

Meantime, police chief of Kandahar province Khan Mohammad Mujahid confirmed in talks with Xinhua that some armed men attacked a police training center in Kandahar city and police are trying to control the situation.

On the other hand, locals say that a big bang was also heard in 5th precinct minutes ago.

Afghan and NATO-led forces have cordoned off the area and were trying to kill or capture the attackers.

So far a police constable received injuries in the gun shots and blasts, a police official said but refused to be identified.

Editor:Yang Jie |Source: Xinhua

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