Four killed as gunmen attack TV station in Afghanistan

May 17, 2017, 14:51 IST | IANS

Four killed as gunmen attack TV station in Afghanistan
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Kabul: Four persons, including two attackers, were killed as militants attacked the state-owned national TV building in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad on Wednesday.

Four people, including two of the attackers, have been confirmed dead and six others were injured, authorities told Xinhua news agency.

A group of suicide bombers targeted government offices, including the Governor's house, a police station and the TV station in Jalalabad, triggering gun battles between security forces and the insurgents.

According to Tolo News, the attack started at 10 a.m. Witnesses said one attacker detonated explosives to enable the others to gain access into the compound of Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA).

An RTA employee said at least 40 people work in the compound and many managed to escape but some were still trapped inside.

No militant group has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

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