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Afghanistan: Taliban attack on Logar court kills five

Prosecutor among those killed in third attack on court facilities since six Taliban members were executed last month.

At least seven people, including a newly appointed chief prosecutor, in Afghanistan's southeastern Logar province, have been killed when three assailants attacked the court, an official said. 

At least 21 other people were wounded in the attack on Sunday in Puli Alim, the provincial capital, the head of security for Logar police said. 

"The new head of the court was being introduced today and the assailants used the rush hour opportunity to attack the court," Nesar Ahmad Abdul Rahimzai said.

He added that the attack is now over, with all three assailants killed by Afghan security forces.


READ MORE: Afghan Taliban in deadly bus attacks 


The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. The group frequently targets government officials, and has taken aim at the judiciary since the government executed six of its members last month.

Sunday's attack is the third such attack on court facilities since the group's members were executed. 

At least 10 people were killed and four others were injured when a suicide bomber hit a bus carrying judiciary staff members from Kabul to central Wardak province in late May.


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