At least 11 dead and dozens of civilians injured in hourslong Taliban attack on Afghan intelligence complex

The Taliban set off a car bomb at a provincial Afghan intelligence complex before storming the facility in a bloody gun battle that lasted hours.

The attack happened on Monday at the provincial headquarters of Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security in Aybak, a city in northern Afghanistan and the capital of Samangan Province. The explosion allowed Taliban militants to enter the compound and kill 11 officers with the intelligence agency, Sefatullah Samangani, the province’s deputy governor, told the New York Times.

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