Suicide blast in NangarharAccording to local authorities in eastern Nangarhar province at least five Afghan police officers were killed and four others were injured following coordinated attacks by Taliban militants on a compound of quick reaction forces in this province.

Provincial security chief Sharifullah Amin said the attack was carried out by 8 Taliban suicide bombers around 4 am local time.

Mr. Amin further added a suicide bomber detonated explosives packed in a car near the entry gate of the compound and later two other suicide bombers detonated their explosives while the other five suicide bombers entered the compound.

He said all the five suicide bombers were shot dead by Afghan police forces during the gun battle and five Afgahn police officers were also killed.

There are no reports regarding civilian casualties.

In the meantime Taliban group spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said heavy casualties were incurred to Afghan security forces and a foreign military trainer was also killed.

Mujahid also confirmed the death of five Taliban suicide bombers during the gun battle.