Attackers storm NGO office in Afghan city, clashes underway

ANI | Updated: Jan 24, 2018 12:43 IST

Jalalabad [Afghanistan], Jan. 24 (ANI): Attackers on Wednesday entered the International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) Save the Children office in Afghanistan's Jalalabad city of Nangarhar province after a car bomb exploded outside.

A clash between insurgents and security force members is underway.

Before the attackers stormed the office, a suicide bomber detonated a car at the gate.

Eleven people have been wounded, Afghan officials have confirmed.

According to a spokesperson for the provincial governor, Attaullah Khoghyani, clashes between insurgents and security force members were underway.

The attack comes just three days after Taliban gunmen raided a luxury hotel in Kabul, killing at least 22 people, mostly foreigners.

Further details are awaited. (ANI)