At least four dead as blasts, gunfire rock Afghan city

At least four dead as blasts, gunfire rock Afghan city

Attahullah Khogyani, the spokesman for the provincial governor, said the attackers killed at least four victims and that at least 20 other people were wounded.

Security forces were able to rescue around 50 employees stuck in the building during the attack, he added.

Public health officials said that at least 15 people, including a child, had been killed and 42 wounded.

The assault in the eastern city of Jalalabad was the latest deadly violence to strike Afghanistan as militant groups step up attacks and US-backed Afghan forces intensify air strikes and ground offensives.

Earlier, he said there had been two explosions. The attackers then stormed the building, trading fire with security officials.

The capital of Nangarhar Province is near to the Pakistan border.

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According to a member of the provincial council, the encounter between at least four attackers, armed with rocket propelled grenades and machineguns and security forces is still going on.

No individual or group including the Taliban militants has so far claimed responsibility behind the attack.

The Taliban and IS have made clear their intention of disrupting the elections.

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

Nine journalists, including AFP's chief photographer in Kabul Shah Marai, were among the 25 people killed in a double suicide blast claimed by ISIS in the capital on April 30.

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