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Suicide bomb targets government office in east Afghanistan


Added 09-18-19 07:35:02am EST - “Militants attempted to storm a government office in a provincial capital of eastern Afghanistan Wednesday, setting off a suicide bombing and running gun battle with security forces, Afghan officials said.” - Washingtontimes.com

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - An Afghan official says that a suicide bomber has attacked a government building in eastern Afghanistan.

Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the Nangarhar provincial governor, says the attack took place Wednesday in Jalalabad, the province’s capital city, but he couldn’t immediately provide information on casualties.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but both Taliban and Islamic state group are active in eastern Afghanistan.

There are reports that an unknown number of attackers have entered into the building and a gun battle is underway there with security forces.

Across Afghanistan, militant attacks have continued as the country prepares for presidential elections later this month, while U.S.-Taliban talks over a peace deal have collapsed.

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