At least ten people were killed after militants attacked an education department building in Afghanistan’s eastern city of Jalalabad on Wednesday. The situation is now under control, Tolo News reported.
Five people were injured in the attack and several employees of the education department were trapped in the building, Nangarhar provincial governor’s spokesperson Attaullah Khogyani told AFP.
No militant organisation has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.
Jalalabad Health Director Najibullah Kamawal confirmed that five people were taken to hospital. Officials are still trying to ascertain the number of gunmen and the number of people in the building.
This is the second attack in as many days in Jalalabad. At least 12 people were killed in a suicide bombing in the city on Tuesday. Government officials said a suicide bomber detonated explosives near a petrol pump, setting ablaze eight cars and damaging the petrol bunk. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.