Suicide Bombers Storm Afghan Bank

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(AP) Dec 17, 2014 -- Afghan insurgents stormed a bank in the country's restive southern province of Helmand on Wednesday, killing at least 10 people including three policemen, authorities said. In the attack, in the provincial capital, Lashgar Gah, five suicide bombers raided the city's branch of the New Kabul Bank. One of the attackers blew himself up at the front entrance to allow the other four in, said Omer Zawaj, the spokesman for the provincial governor. Once inside, other attackers fired at security forces, who arrived and surrounded the building, Zawaj said. Helmand police spokesman, Fareed Obaid, said three police officers were among those killed. "There are also 15 people wounded, including six members of the Afghan security forces," he said, adding that the rest of the insurgents were killed in the gunbattle.

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