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Attackers target government compound in Jalalabad, killing 10

11 Jul 2018 1TV News

Gunmen attacked a government compound in Jalalabad, capital city of eastern Nangarhra province, on Wednesday, killing at least 10 people, officials said.

The attack targeted a compound belonging to education department in Police District 5 of the city.

It started with a bombing, following which gunmen opened fire. The siege lasted for several hours.

At least 10 people were killed while 10 more were injured in the attack, the provincial governor's office said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

The attack in Jalalabad comes a day after a suicide bombing in the city that left 10 people dead. That attack was claimed by the Islamic State.

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