Witness: Suicide bombers attack Afghan governor's compound

August 14, 2011 11:19

PARWAN, Afghanistan - As many as six suicide bombers and insurgent gunmen attacked the compound of a provincial governor in central Afghanistan on Sunday, the governor and a Reuters witness said, with bursts of gunfire heard soon after the attack began.

The Reuters witness also reported hearing at least two large blasts during the attack on the Parwan provincial governor's compound. Parwan lies about an hour's drive northwest of the capital, Kabul.

"The enemies are still inside the compound. We are fighting back," Parwan governor Abdul Basir Salangi told private TOLO News television.

"Six suicide bombers attacked while we were holding a meeting," he said.

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