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Gunmen storm governor office building in Afghan Panjsher province, 1 killed


11:13, May 29, 2013

KABUL, May 29 (Xinhua) -- At least one policeman died and several others wounded early Wednesday morning when six or seven Taliban gunmen and suicide bombers launched an attack against the provincial governor office building in eastern Afghan province of Panjsher, a police source said.

The Panjsher province with Bazarak as its capital 200 km north of Kabul has been branded as the most peaceful province in eastern Afghanistan.

"A group of militants numbered five or six or seven carried the attack at around 4:00 a.m. local time. First one suicide bomber detonated his explosive jacket near the entrance of the compound and following the blast other gunmen seized the building, " the source said, adding details will be released to media later in the day.

The Wednesday's attack is the second major complex attack launched by the Taliban in the insurgency-hit country within week.

On Friday, four people, including a child and a policeman, were killed and 17 others wounded as Taliban stormed a UN-affiliated compound in capital Kabul.

After fierce gunfight and explosions lasting for hours, the Afghan police rescued 10 foreign aid workers from a bunker in the compound and the attack also claimed the lives of six attackers.

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