19 dead in attack on Afghan governor's compound

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan police say 19 people have been killed and in an attack by six suicide bombers on a governor's compound in eastern Afghanistan.

The Afghan Interior Ministry says a suicide car bomber attacked the southern gate of the Parwan provincial governor's compound in the city of Charikar, 30 miles (50 kilometers) outside Kabul, on Sunday.

The police say five insurgents wearing bomb vests then burst into the compound.

The police say they killed three suicide bombers and two others died when they detonated their explosives.

Fourteen of the dead were civilian Afghan government employees and five were policemen, according to the interior ministry.