14 Aug 2011

Attack on Afghan governor's compound

9:03 pm on 14 August 2011

At least 16 people, most of them government employees, have been killed in an attack by suicide bombers and gunmen on a governor's compound in central Afghanistan.

A doctor at the Parwan provincial hospital said the hospital had received 16 bodies and 29 have been injured.

Parwan governor Abdul Basir Salangi said as many as six suicide bombers attacked his compound earlier on Sunday.

Several blasts and bursts of gunfire were heard during the attack, a witness said.