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At least 9 dead, 36 injured as blasts rock Afghanistan’s Jalalabad

In Afghanistan, at least nine people were killed and 36 others wounded when militants detonated bombs and stormed a government building in a continuing attack in the eastern city of Jalalabad today.

Nangarhar provincial governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani said a thick column of smoke rose into the sky after two explosions near Jalalabad’s directorate of finance, adding that a number of attackers had entered the building.

He said security forces are in the area chasing and fighting them, adding that one attacker “is down” and the clearing operation was continuing. Director of the city health department, Dr Najibullah Kamawal, said the body of a policeman and eight civilians, along with 36 wounded people had been brought to hospitals in Jalalabad.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

Source: AIR