Afghan Attack: Seven Killed In Farah Compound Raid

At least six policemen and a civilian have been killed and 13 wounded in a suicide attack on a governor's compound in western Afghanistan, police say.

Afghan police inspect the area after a suicide bomb attack

At least six policemen and a civilian have been killed and 13 wounded in a suicide attack on a governor's compound in western Afghanistan, police say.

Four attackers were killed in the assault in Farah province - one blew himself up at the gate and the others fought their way inside the compound.

They were shot dead after a gun battle lasting nearly an hour.

Government offices are frequently targeted by the Taliban. Farah is a strategic province bordering Iran.

The insurgents were armed with rocket propelled grenades, hand grenades and small arms, intelligence and police officials told the BBC.

It was not immediately clear if the governor was in the compound during the attack.