Gunmen Attack Jalalabad Education Building in Afghanistan


More than 10 people have been killed and more than 10 wounded in an attack at a government building of the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, local officials said.

Thi incidence is as a result of  two big explosion detonated at the office of the education department in the provincial capital of Nangarhar at around 9:30am (04:30GMT) on Wednesday, which spark more than an hour long battle with security forces

“So far, 10 bodies have been recovered and taken to local hospitals,” Attaullah Khogyani, spokesperson for the Nangarhar provincial governor, said in a statement. “Ten people have also been wounded.”

A security guard was among the casualties, Asif Shinwari, spokesperson for the Nangarhar education department told Tolo News, a Kabul-based news website.

Teachers were delivering exam results from their schools to the office when the gunmen attacked, Shinwari told AFP news agency.

Eyewitnesses had earlier told Tolo News that up to 50 people had been trapped inside the compound before security forces overcame the attackers and brought the situation under control shortly after 1pm local time (08:00GMT).

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the raid.

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