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Gunmen Taken Number of People Hostage in Jalalabad Attack

11 Jul 2018 Did Press Agency

Gunmen attacked education department office in the eastern Jalalabad city on Wednesday and have taken a number of people hostages, according to local officials.

Gunmen attacked education department office in the eastern Jalalabad city on Wednesday and have taken a number of people hostages, according to local officials.

The gunmen were holding out against security forces who had surrounded the compound, officials said.

At least two people had been killed and five wounded during the two explosion near the scene, the provincial governor’s office said.

However, the final casualty figure may rise as an unknown number of people have been trapped.

It was the third major attack in less than two weeks in Jalalabad’s Nangarhar province, following a blast that killed a group of Sikhs on July 1 and a second that killed at least 12 people on Tuesday.

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