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Afghanistan security forces battle attack on government building

Afghanistan security forces battle attack on government building

Afghan security forces surrounded the area and were still battling the gunmen hours after the initial explosions. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but both the Taliban and a local Islamic State affiliate reject democratic elections and have targeted them in the past.

(G.N.S) DT.13 At least 6 people have been killed and almost 20 others injured in a suicide attack in Nangarhar's Jalalabad City on Sunday, reported TOLO News.

As the battle continued, smoke could be seen rising from the accounts office building.

Security forces are fighting back, he said, adding that six civilians have been killed.

It was the latest deadly violence to strike Afghanistan as terror groups step up attacks and US-backed Afghan forces intensify airstrikes and ground offensives.

At least three explosions were heard at the beginning of what authorities believe to be a coordinated attack, Nangarhar provincial governor spokesman Attahullah Khogyani said.

Dozens of people have been killed in voter registration centres in recent weeks.

Past 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.