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Six Killed in Taliban Attack in Afghanistan

An Afghan policeman arrives at the site of an attack in Jalalabad city, Aug. 30, 2014.
An Afghan policeman arrives at the site of an attack in Jalalabad city, Aug. 30, 2014.
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Afghan officials say at least six people were killed Saturday when Taliban militants launched an attack on intelligence headquarters in the eastern city of Jalalabad.

An eyewitness, Ahmad Shah, said, "It was early morning and we were sleeping at home, a strong explosion happened, followed by firing. When I came out of my room I was covered with dust, my kids and I got injured from broken windows."

Abdul Zia Abdulzai, spokesman for the Nangarhar provincial governor, said the attack began with a suicide vehicle bombing, followed by a lengthy gunbattle.

Medical officials said the hospital had received six bodies and at least 45 wounded.

"Right now we have 26 injured victims in hospital and 19 others were discharged after receiving treatment. There are fatalities as well and we have received six dead bodies so far in our hospital," said Najibullah Kamawal, director of Nangarhar Provincial Health Department.

A spokesman for the Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.
 

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by: miranada from: alaska
August 31, 2014 2:03 AM
I appreciate what the troops over there are doing to us how are birth what makes anybody think we're going to change anything going on over there? Afghan ease as ice as a country have been fighting the Taliban for centuries even the Russians pulled out so why can't we send our troops home now? we don't need more Americans over there dying for a worthless cause I agree the Taliban are terrorists but how do you think the families of the dead soldiers feel when they get notified that there s there that their loved ones died? the tally band will always be a terrorist group and we just have to enforce our borders here in the United States not be all over the world invading other people's countries and telling them how to live they need to live on their own .


by: Lawrence Bush from: Houston, USA
August 30, 2014 11:47 AM
Taliban attack at the intelligence head quarters at Jalalabad....... the efficiency of the Afghan security forces do confirm the efficiency for future after the multinational forces are pulled out by Dec. 31 by this year end.

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