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7 killed as blasts, gunfire rock Jalalabad

14 May, 2018, 04:14 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
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There was no immediate claim of responsibility of today's blasts.

At least six people were killed and almost 20 others were wounded in a suicide attack in Afghanistan's Jalalabad city near the gate of the finance department.

Qaderi said at least four attackers then stormed into the building with rocket-propelled-grenade launchers and AK-47 assault rifles.

The attack took place in a busy area of the city with many other official buildings nearby, including a school in which about 1,000 girls were trapped as the fighting raged.

He said security forces killed six of the attackers after two of them carried out suicide attacks near the building's entrance.




Militants have staged several attacks across Afghanistan this year.

Nangarhar provincial governor's spokesman Attaullah Khogyani informed AFP that there were two explosions near the city's directorate of finance. Witnesses said the explosions had caused carnage among passers-by.

However, the Taliban is now taking part in its annual spring offensive and has launched a number of attacks in recent weeks.

April saw a series of attacks across the country targeting voter registration centers as the country gears up for long-delayed legislative elections due in October.

Last year, United States stepped up its support to struggling Afghan forces, announcing plans for thousands of additional advisers and increasing air strikes in a bid to force the Taliban to enter peace negotiations.

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