Gunfight--Suicide Bombers Storm Afghan Bank, Killing Five

day after the Pakistani Taliban attacked an army school, killing 148
people, mostly children, a group of militants stormed a bank in
neighboring Afghanistan today, leaving at least five dead.Omer Zawaj, a spokesman for the governor of Helmand province, told the;amp;amp;SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT that four suicide bombers entered a branch of the New Kabul Bank in Lashkah Gar.

official said that one of the attackers set off his explosives at the
entrance, allowing the other militants to enter, which quickly led to a
standoff with authorities.Dramatic footage has appeared which
appears to show a fierce battle between the fighters and security
forces, which took place after the initial assault. Zawaj said five
people were killed in this gunfight.
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Nawaz, the chief doctor at Lashkah Gar's main hospital, told the AP
that his staff admitted more than 20 injured people and five bodies.Initial reports suggested that Afghan soldiers were in the bank withdrawing their salaries at the time of the attacks.