3 Bombers Killed in Eastern Afghanistan

Posted October 16th, 2011 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan security forces shot and killed three heavily-armed attackers who tried to storm a government office in eastern Paktia province Sunday.

Officials say the would-be bombers arrived in a car filled with explosives and attempted to enter the municipality building in Gardez.

The three were killed by police in an ensuing firefight. A spokesman for the provincial governor says a municipal employee died in the crossfire. The assailants' car blew up during the gunbattle.

U.S. and NATO forces have launched a series of recent operations in eastern Afghanistan an attempt to uproot insurgent strongholds along the border with Pakistan.