KABUL (dpa) – At least 12 people, including the four perpetrators, were killed on Monday during a Taleban suicide attack on the office of a local attorney general in the northern Afghan province of Kunduz.
“The first suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden car at the entrance gate of the attorney general’s office, the other three entered the building,” said Saeed Sarwar Hussaini, a provincial police spokesman.
All three surviving attackers were subse-quently gunned down by the security forces, said Saeed Jahangir, a police official.
The victims included one policeman, six prosecutors and one civilian. Four prosecutors, one civilian and two policemen were also injured in the attack, which was claimed by the Taleban.
The Taleban are active in Kunduz as it is strategically important and often viewed as gateway to other northern provinces of the country. The Taleban have increased their at-tacks since Afghanistan signed a long-delayed bilateral security agreement with the United States that allows US troops to stay in the coun-try after the end of the year.