Friday, 16 November, 2018

Afghan militants kill at least four in Jalalabad attack

Explosion, Gunfire Reported In Nangarhar's Jalalabad City Suicide Bombers, Gunmen Attack Tax Office In Eastern Afghanistan
Glenn Montgomery | 14 May, 2018, 06:06

(G.N.S) DT.13 At least 6 people have been killed and almost 20 others injured in a suicide attack in Nangarhar's Jalalabad City on Sunday, reported TOLO News.

After several hours of fighting that sent plumes of smoke rising into the sky above the accounts office, Attahullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the provincial governor, said that Sunday's clash had ended with all the gunmen killed.

He also added that the attack left at least forty two people wounded, including civilians, Customs Department workers, and security personnel.

Earlier, he said the attack had been carried out by four attackers and that there had been two explosions. The attackers then stormed the building, trading fire with security officials.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack so far.

The attack targeted the tax and revenue office of Nangarhar Province in the city center of Jalalabad on May 13. Some areas of the province are a stronghold of the Islamic State group but Taliban fighters are also active there.

The militant attack is the latest in a series across Afghanistan this year. Officials are concerned that a low voter turnout will undermine the credibility of the poll.

In Afghanistan, nine people were killed and more than thirty six injured in multiple blasts in Jalalabad on Sunday.

There were multiple blasts as they fought off security forces in a gun battle that lasted much of the day.

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