74 killed, over 200 wounded in Afghan police attack: Official
Khost: At least 74 people have been killed in a wave of Taliban suicide attacks targeting police compounds and government facilities in the south, east and west of Afghanistan.
Among those killed was a provincial police chief. Scores of people, including police officers and civilians, were also wounded.
The deputy interior minister, Murad Ali Murad, said the onslaught on Tuesday had been the biggest terrorist attacks this year.
He told a press conference in Kabul that 71 people were killed by insurgents in Ghazni and Paktia provinces.
In southern Paktia province, 21 police officers and 20 civilians were killed when suicide car bombers targeted a police compound in the provincial capital of Gardez. Among the wounded were 48 police officers and 110 civilians.
The provincial police chief, Toryalai Abdyani, was killed in the Paktia attack, Murad confirmed.