At least 6 Afghans killed, 20 injured during Jalalabad gun battle, blasts

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Afghan security forces battled for hours against a group of attackers who stormed a government building in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Sunday after a coordinated assault that killed at least 15 people and wounded 42, local officials said.

The governor's spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, told Pajhwok Afghan News that nine people had been killed so far and 39 others injured in the attack.

A gun battle ensued between Afghan security officials and the militants, according to Al Jazeera.

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Earlier, he said the attack had been carried out by four attackers and that there had been two explosions.

"I then saw at least two armed attackers entering the building".

The attack targeted the tax and revenue office of Nangarhar Province in the city center of Jalalabad on May 13. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. Some areas of the province are a stronghold of the Islamic State group, while Taliban fighters are also active there.

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Security forces are fighting back, he said, adding that six civilians have been killed.

Violence has escalated across Afghanistan since the announcement of the Taliban's annual spring offensive last month and there have been heightened security fears around preparations for elections in October.

The incident follows a string of explosions in the country, with the latest suicide twin blasts in the capital city of Kabul killing 25 people and injuring up to 45.

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