Taliban Suicide Bombers Target Afghan Courthouse

April 9, 2015 12:47 PM

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A group of Taliban suicide bombers armed with automatic weapons and dressed in military uniforms stormed a courthouse in northern Afghanistan Thursday, killing at least five people and wounding up to 30 others. Afghan security forces surrounded the complex shortly after the assault began in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of northern Balkh province. Local officials say an intense exchange of gunfire is under way.​ The head of the main hospital in the city, Khuja Noor Mohammad Faiz, says they have received five bodies and are treating 25 people wounded. Some Afghan media outlets have put the death toll at 10.

A group of Taliban suicide bombers armed with automatic weapons and dressed in military uniforms stormed a courthouse in northern Afghanistan Thursday, killing at least five people and wounding up to 30 others.

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