Afghanistan: At least 12 injured as militants storm govt. building in Jalalabad

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Security forces were filmed engaging in a gunfire exchange with militants in Jalalabad on Wednesday, who tried to storm a government building, triggering an alleged suicide bombing in the process and wounding at least 12 people.

According to reports, the alleged suicide bombing took place at the entrance of the Afghanistan national electronic ID distribution, and facilitated the storming of multiple attackers of the premises.

Shortly after the blast, security forces rushed to the scene, surrounded the compound, and engaged in a battle which is reportedly still ongoing. At least 12 employees have been successfully rescued from the building.

No group has claimed responsibility as of yet, reports add.

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