Bomb, gun attack claims lives of at least 16 in eastern Afghanistan

Last Updated: Mar 06 2019 18:31
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According to a provincial official, on Wednesday, suicide bombers and gunmen attacked a construction company office in the Afghan city of Jalalabad claiming lives of at least 16 employees of the Afghan company.

Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar province said that the attack began when 2 suicide bombers set off their explosives outside the company office and gunmen then opened fire.

As well as the 16 dead at the company, including several of its guards, five attackers were killed, the 2 bombers and three gunmen, he said.