Armed Men Attack Afghan Courtroom

Armed gunmen wearing suicide vests have attacked a courtroom in Afghanistan’s eastern city of Jalalabad, injuring about four people, Al Jazeera has reported sources have said.

The injured, which included a police officer had since been taken to hospital All the three attackers have been killed before they could detonate their vests.

In another attack on Monday, three suicide bombers attacked a car park at a police base in eastern Afghanistan, killing a guard and setting 25 trucks ablaze, oficials said.

The attack on the police base in eastern Behsud district took place late on Sunday, Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, the spokesman for the provincial governor of Nangarhar province said.

A suicide car bomber first blew himself up by detonating his vehicle at the entrance to the car park, then two other attackers stormed in, shooting at the security forces, he said.

The police killed both attackers but at least 25 fuel tankers and logistic trucks caught fire during the fighting, Abdulzai said. [Al Jazeera]

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