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6 killed in attack on Afghan intelligence agency
Observer Online Desk
Publish Date : 2014-08-30,  Publish Time : 13:18,  View Count : 12
At least six people were killed and dozens wounded when a suicide car bomber and Taliban gunmen attacked an office of the Afghan intelligence agency in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Saturday.

Afghanistan officials said, reports

‘The attack was carried out by a vehicle bomb on the Nangarhar provincial NDS office, and then some militants started attacking the office,’ Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, spokesman for the Nangarhar provincial governor, told media.

Nangarhar NDS (National Directorate of Security) said at least three of their employees were killed in the attack.

The militants and NDS employees exchanged fire early Saturday.

The head of Nangarhar public hospital told media they had received six bodies.

‘Six dead bodies and 46 wounded were brought to the hospital — 26 of them are admitted and the rest were discharged,’ doctor Najeebullah Kamawal said, adding the injuries were due to flying glass.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attack in an email statement to the media, claiming several NDS agents were killed in the attack.

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