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Suicide attackers killed in Afghanistan

  • Attackers strike relief agency in Helmand province
  • Police fatally shoot attackers
  • Attackers are dressed as women
  • A member of relief agency is injured
  • Afghanistan
  • Terrorism
  • The Taliban

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- Two suicide attackers, dressed as women, stormed a relief agency in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday and were killed by police before they could detonate their explosives.

The attempted attack occurred at an office of International Relief and Development in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province, the Interior Ministry said.

The attackers entered the building, started shooting at security guards and were fatally shot. They were wearing burqas -- Islamic clothing that covers women from head to toe.

One member of the relief agency was injured, said Dawoud Ahmadi, a spokesman for Helmand province's governor.

Journalist Mati Matiullah contributed to this report