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Suicide Attack In Nangarhar Leaves At Least 15 Killed, 14 Wounded

(Last Updated On: July 31, 2018)

At least 15 people were killed and 14 others wounded in a suicide attack on Tuesday on a government building in Jalalabad city, capital of eastern Nangarhar province, the provincial media office said in a statement.

Attaullah Khogyani, the spokesman of Nangarhar governor said the attack took place at around 11:40 am local time when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives at the entrance gate to make for two other suicide bombers get entered into the refugees and repatriation directorate in Jalalabad city.

Khogyani noted the building and all documents of the refugees and repatriation directorate were burned down.

He further added the international relief agencies’ staffs, the directorate’s staffs and civilians are among the killed and wounded.

Khogyani said the attack happened during a meeting with NGOs working on refugee-related issues.

Nangarhar is among the volatile provinces in east of Afghanistan where the Taliban and the Islamic State (IS) militants also known as Daesh are operating in a number of its districts and usually carrying out attacks against the government employees and installations. 

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