CLASHES ERUPT BETWEEN GUNMEN AND SECURITY FORCES IN EASTERN AFGHANISTAN

Kabul – Heavy gun battle is underway near the provincial government compound and inside State Radio Television headquarters in eastern Nangarahr province of Afghanistan.

Provincial governor’s spokesman Ataullah Khogyani confirmed that the employees of the radio station have not suffered any casualties along with the civilians.

The provincial government media office in a statement said the attack was carried out by three militants and two of them have been shot dead by the security forces.

The statement further added that the third militant has been confined inside the compound.

At least one security guard of the radio station has been killed and fourteen workers of the station were wounded, the statement added.

Eyewitnesses are saying that the dead bodies of at least two militants are left in the area while the remaining militants have managed to enter the compound.

They are saying that several workers of the State Radio Television are trapped inside the compound as heavy gun battle is underway between the security forces and the assailants.

There are no reports regarding the casualties as a result of the incident so far.

Source: Qatar News Agency

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