At least 6 Afghans killed, 20 injured during Jalalabad gun battle, blasts

Leroy Wright
May 14, 2018

At least 36 others were injured in the attack on the provincial revenue department of Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday, and have been transferred to city hospitals, said Inamullah Miakhel, a spokesman for the provincial health department.

Security forces were able to rescue around 50 employees stuck in the building during the attack, he added. The attackers then stormed the building, trading fire with security officials.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

Earlier, an explosion at a mosque in the eastern Afghan province of Khost killed at least 13 people and wounded 31 and the casualty total may rise.

Taliban militants and fighters of Islamic State outfit have presence in Nangarhar province, some 120 km east of Kabul.

Six weeks provisional bail granted to Lalu for medical treatment
However, the authorities granted him parole for three days on the condition that he would not speak to the media. He exchanged pleasantries with Lalu Prasad and later sat on the dais flanked by the RJD chief and Rabri Devi.

Escalating militant attacks in Afghanistan have left 763 people dead and injured 1,495 others between January and March of this year, according to the quarterly United Nations civilian casualty report released in April.

"There were eight terrorists who carried out a coordinated attack in Jalalabad city", Khogyani said. Officials are concerned that a low voter turnout will undermine the credibility of the poll.

Operation Al Khandaq will target USA forces and "their intelligence agents" as well as their "internal supporters", a Taliban statement said in late April. He informed up to 30 people were wounded in this ongoing assault.

Last year, the United States increased its support to struggling Afghan forces, announcing plans for thousands of additional advisers and more air strikes in an effort to force the Taliban to enter peace negotiations.

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