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Afghanistan: Death toll rises to 12 in Jalalabad double attack02:15

Afghanistan: Death toll rises to 12 in Jalalabad double attack

Afghanistan, Jalalabad
June 11, 2018 at 17:05 GMT +00:00 · Published

At least 12 people have been confirmed dead and more than 30 injured in a coordinated attack at the Department of Education in Jalalabad on Monday.

Police heavily patrolled the attack site as a local hospital swarmed with people who mourned the loss of loved ones, footage showed.

The attack took place at 9:50am local time (05:20 GMT) after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives outside the building. Three gunmen then opened fire and were then shot dead by security forces. Officials confirmed the death of a police officer following the incident.

The blast was huge enough to alert nearby residents and ministry workers.

Nangarhar provincial government spokesperson also said security forces seized a vehicle loaded with explosives in the vicinity after the attack.

No one has claimed responsibility as of yet.

Afghanistan: Death toll rises to 12 in Jalalabad double attack02:15
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At least 12 people have been confirmed dead and more than 30 injured in a coordinated attack at the Department of Education in Jalalabad on Monday.

Police heavily patrolled the attack site as a local hospital swarmed with people who mourned the loss of loved ones, footage showed.

The attack took place at 9:50am local time (05:20 GMT) after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives outside the building. Three gunmen then opened fire and were then shot dead by security forces. Officials confirmed the death of a police officer following the incident.

The blast was huge enough to alert nearby residents and ministry workers.

Nangarhar provincial government spokesperson also said security forces seized a vehicle loaded with explosives in the vicinity after the attack.

No one has claimed responsibility as of yet.

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