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AFGHANISTAN: Government building attacked in Jalalabad, 12 dead

At least eight people have been killed in a car bomb explosion near a provincial government building in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar. Following the…

At least eight people have been killed in a car bomb explosion near a provincial government building in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar.

Following the blast, four attackers stormed the finance directorate in the provincial capital, Jalalabad, triggering heavy fighting with security officials.

Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar province, said eight civilians, including three finance department employees, were killed in the car bomb attack. Fourty-two people were also wounded.

All four assailants were killed by security forces after five-hour gun battle.

 

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