A number of armed launched a coordinated attack on the police station of Police District#6 of Herat city earlier this evening.

The Ministry of Interior spokesman Najib Danish confirmed that the attack was launched at around 6:55pm local time.

Danish further added that the police forces belonging to the Special Unit of police have been deployed to the area and a clearance operation is underway.

The provincial public health officials are saying that the dead bodies of two people have been shifted to the hospital along with another individual who has sustained injuries.

However, another provincial official said that two policemen and three civilians have lost their lives in the attack.

No individual or group has so far claimed responsibility behind the attack.