Gunmen and bombers stormed a government compound in the southern Afghan province of Farah Thursday, leaving 11 people dead. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which Afghan police were able to repel after the several lives were lost. The dead included six police officers, one civilian, and all four attackers. The Taliban said the assailants were “martyrdom-seeking” fighters participating in the group’s spring offensive; several similar attacks have shaken the country the past few weeks.
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