ISIS Claims Responsibility for Attack on Afghan Govt Building

by International | 13-05-2018 | 455 views

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for an attack on a government building in Afghanistan on Sunday, 13 May, the Islamist militant group's Amaq news agency said without providing any evidence.Afghan security forces battled for hours against a group of attackers who stormed a government building in the eastern city of Jalalabad after a coordinated assault that killed at least 15 people and wounded 42, local officials said.At least three explosions were heard at the start of what appeared to be a coordinated attack, Attahullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the Nangarhar provincial governor said. The firefight was taking place in a building housing the state accounts office.The militant attack is the latest in a series across Afghanistan this year. Most have been in the capital Kabul, but in January, gunmen attacked an office of aid group Save the Children in Jalalabad, killing at least five people and wounding 25.

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