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11 killed in attack on Afghan education office

AFP

JALALABAD: At least 11 people were killed after gunmen stormed an education department compound in eastern Afghanistan yesterday, officials said, sparking an hours-long battle with security forces in the latest attack in the restive region, reports AFP.

Ten others, mostly employees, were wounded in the second attack in Jalalabad city in as many days, Nangarhar provincial governor spokesman Attaullah Khogyani said in a statement.

Many of the workers were trapped inside the building during the gun battle between security forces and militants, which has ended. Twenty staff members were rescued.

The 11 dead were all employees of the education department branch and included the director, Khogyani said.

 

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