Taliban storm Afghan intelligence base

2014-08-29 22:47:40 | Al Muslim News
Taliban storm Afghan intelligence base

 

A least six people have been reported killed in a Taliban attack on an Afghan intelligence building in the eastern city of Jalalabad, sources have told Al Jazeera. The attack early on Saturday began with a suicide car bomb. A gun battle between those inside the building and an unknown number of Taliban fighters was reported to be ongoing. A spokesman for Nangarhar's governor confirmed the attack. Hospital officials told Al Jazeera that at least six people have been killed in the attack, and 45 wounded. Both civilians and members of the military are among the dead. The building targeted belongs to the country's intelligence service, the National Directorate of Security. The Taliban told Al Jazeera that it was behind the attack..

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