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Afghan capital attacked by suicide bombers

KABUL, Afghanistan, May 24 (UPI) — At least three alleged suicide bombers died in coordinated attacks Friday on Afghanistan’s capital city, officials say.

Clashes between the attackers and Afghan security forces were still going on mid-afternoon in Kabul, Khaama Press reported.

At least two Afghan security forces and two civilians were injured, said Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqi.

Five suicide bombers had carried out the attack, he said. The first bomber blew himself up and Afghan security forces killed two others.

The International Security Assistance Force, led by NATO, tweeted that two suicide bombers were hiding in a building.

An Afghan television station said attackers had entered the headquarters of the Afghan Public Protection Force, the BBC reported.

Kabul police chief Gen. Ayub Salangi described the attack as “well-coordinated.”

At least one explosion was reportedly heard several miles away.

Copyright 2013 United Press International, Inc. (UPI).

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