6 killed in ongoing attacks in eastern Afghanistan

 

 Militants have staged a multi-pronged attack on a government building in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least six people so far in the ongoing assault.

The militants detonated bombs and then stormed the government building in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, the capital of restive Nangarhar Province, which borders Pakistan.

There were two explosions near the city’s directorate of finance, provincial spokesman Attaullah Khogyani told the media, adding that “a number of attackers” had entered the building.

“Security forces are in the area chasing and fighting them,” he said. “So far, six civilians have been killed and 33 wounded. One attacker is also down. The clearing operation is ongoing.”

Earlier, health department officials in the city said hospitals had received at least four dead bodies and 20 wounded people.

 

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