At least six persons were killed while 20 others injured Thursday morning in a Taliban coordinated car bombing and shooting on a police station in Jalalabad city, the provincial capital of eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar, sources said.
"The militants launched the attack on first police station in the city at around 5:30 a.m. local time. The force of the car bombing destroyed the station building and damaged several other buildings around, including governor house and the local national TV office building. More than five militants were involved in the predawn attack," the official told Xinhua on conditions of anonymity.
He said the sporadic firing still could be heard in the area. Four militants were among the killed while the majority of the injured were policemen.
Shortly after the incident the Taliban insurgent group claimed the responsibly for the incident.