Monday, 28 May, 2018

Four killed, over 20 injured in multiple blasts in Afghanistan's Jalalabad

Afghan security personnel stand guard at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Jalalabad in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar Afghan security personnel stand guard at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Jalalabad in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar
Jay Anderson | 14 May, 2018, 06:04

At least nine people were killed and another almost 40 injured as an intense clash went on between Taliban assailants and security forces in this capital city of eastern Nangarhar province Sunday.

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

At least four people had been killed and 20 wounded, a spokesman for the Nangarhar provincial governor told the media.

Afghan security forces surrounded the area and were still battling the gunmen hours after the initial explosions. More explosions were then heard coming from inside the building.

Security forces and attackers are now fighting each other.




The attack targeted the tax and revenue office of Nangarhar Province in the city center of Jalalabad on May 13. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.

The assault in the eastern city of Jalalabad was the latest deadly violence to strike Afghanistan as militant groups step up attacks and US-backed Afghan forces intensify air strikes and ground offensives.

Last month, an Islamic State suicide bomber killed at least 57 people, including women and children, and wounded 119 outside a voter registration centre in the Afghan capital Kabul in the latest attack on election preparations.

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

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