Gunmen stormed a government building after multiple explosions in a continuing attack in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Tuesday, an official said.
At least two blasts were heard before the attackers entered the compound of the refugees and repatriation department, said provincial governor spokesman Attaullah Khogyani.
Several international organisations are also in the vicinity. Before the attack began representatives of foreign donors and organisations were meeting department employees inside the building, Khogyani said. Khogyani said a “large number” of employees had been rescued but it was not clear how many people were still inside.—TNS