Jalalabad, June 11: At least 15 security personnel killed in a Taliban attack in Kunduz province of Afghanistan, a local news agency reported. While more details are awaited in the terror attack, another explosion and gunfire has been heard in Jalalabad city of Nangarhar.
Although no casualties have been reported, there are reports that gunfight is currently underway in the city. Asif Shinwari, head of Education Department for Nangarhar said that gunmen have attacked the education department’s building in Jalalabad.
“It is confirmed that gunmen have attacked the education department’s building in Jalalabad and a gunfight is currently underway,” reports TOLO news quoting Shinwari.
On Sunday, at least 13 police personnel were killed on Sunday when Taliban militants attacked a security checkpoint in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province. “The militants attacked the checkpoint in Nehgan area of Arghandab district,” a security official told Xinhua news agency.
On June 4, at least 14 people, including seven religious scholars and four security personnel, were killed when a suicide bomber detonated at an Ulema gathering in Kabul. Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said the bomber detonated his explosives as clerics left the Loya Jirga tent at Kabul Polytechnic University.
The blast came soon after Afghanistan’s top religious body had issued a fatwa declaring suicide attacks “haram”, forbidden under the Islamic law.
“The suicide attack happened outside the (Loya Jirga) tent when religious scholars were leaving the gathering,” Kabul Police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai said. It was not immediately clear how many of them were among those killed.