15 killed, 42 injured as ISIS claims responsibility for attack in Afghanistan
May 14 2018
Militants detonated bombs and stormed a government building in eastern Afghanistan, leaving at least six civilians dead, officials said.
Afghan security forces surrounded the area and were still battling the gunmen hours after the initial explosions.
At least four attackers armed with rocket-propelled grenades and machine guns were fighting police, he said.
The Islamic State group claimed it carried out the attack, in a statement from its Amaq propaganda agency.
The assault in the eastern city of Jalalabad was the latest deadly violence to strike Afghanistan as militant groups step up attacks and US-backed Afghan forces intensify air strikes and ground offensives.
Security forces and attackers are now fighting each other.