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Mar 06, 2019
2:39PM

Afghanistan: 16 people died in militant attack on construction company in Jalalabad

AP
In Afghanistan, at least 16 people have died in a militant attack on a construction company near the main airport in Jalalabad. 

Attahullah Khogyani, spokesperson for the governor in eastern Nangarhar province, said two of the five attackers detonated their suicide vests, while three others were shot and killed by the security forces. He said the attack started around 5 AM local time and lasted for nearly five hours. 

The province's police chief, General Ghulam Sanayee said a gunbattle is underway now and that the casualty toll could rise further. He added that US forces have arrived at the scene.

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