3 Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban attack in Pakita province

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Kabul: (Raja Furqan Ahmed) At least three Afghan security force members were killed and five were wounded after gunmen stormed a public protection forces unit compound in Gardez city, capital of Pakita province. Abdul Rahman Mangal, the spokesman for Paktia provincial authorities said that at least five other officers were wounded in the attack, adding that security forces killed both attackers in a gun battle in the provincial capital. He further added that a suicide car bomber targeted the entrance gate of the base in Gardez, then two gunmen started shooting at the public protection forces a paramilitary-style force funded by the government. On the other hand, the Taliban group claimed responsibility for the attack.