Courtesy Social Media

A group of armed militants launched a coordinated suicide attack on Police Headquarters of Baghlan in Pul-e-Khumri city earlier this afternoon.

Photos circulating on social media purportedly show thick plume of smoke rising from the site of an explosion.

The Ministry of Interior in a statement said eight militants were involved in the attack who were all eliminated by security forces.

The statement further added that 13 policemen lost their live in the attack and 55 others including 20 civilians were wounded.

The Taliban militants group claimed responsibility for the attack.