Taliban attack Afghan courthouse, leaving 53 dead
Kabul, Apr 3, 2013, (AP) : 8:28 IST
A provincial governor says at least 53 people, including nine attackers, have been killed in a daylong gunbattle in western Afghanistan.
Officials say the fighting broke out today after suicide bombers disguised as Afghan soldiers stormed a courthouse in Farah province in a failed bid to free more than a dozen Taliban.
Provincial Governor Akram Akhpewak says those killed included 34 civilians, 10 security forces and nine attackers.