PESHAWAR: Six policemen and were killed in a suicide attack on a police building in central Logar province of Afghanistan on Wednesday.

Afghan media reported that the incident took place in the 1st police district of Pul-i-Alam at 5:00am.

A police spokesman said three suicide bombers were also killed. He said one of the bombers blew up the explosives-packed van at the entrance to the police facility, enabling two others to enter the station. The attackers were killed in an exchange of fire with Afghan troops.

The spokesman said three policemen, including the district police chief, were killed and four police personnel and eight civilians were wounded in the bombing. Another report said three traffic police personnel were killed in the suicide attack.

Taliban militants claimed responsibility for the suicide attack. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said several policemen had suffered casualties.