• publish: 24 January 2018
  • time: 5:31 pm
  • category: Security&Crime
  • No: 5404
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ISIS claims attack on Save the Children office in Nangarhar

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attack on Save the Children regional office in eastern Nangarhar province that killed at least 2 people and wounded 20 others.

 

Spokesman for the provincial governor Attaullah Khogyani has said the fighting has ended and the security forces are now clearing the building.

The four assailants — reportedly dressed as police — fired a rocket propelled grenade from a car outside the British charity’s compound in the eastern city of Jalalabad.

They then clashed with security forces for about three hours, the provincial government spokesman said.

The so-called Islamic State (IS) group later on Wednesday claimed responsibility for the attack.

“A martyrdom-seeking operation with an explosive-laden vehicle and three immersing attacks targeted British and Swedish foundations and Afghan government institutes in the city of Jalalabad,” IS said via its propaganda arm Amaq.

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