6 dead in blasts & heavy gunfire in eastern Afghanistan (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

6 dead in blasts & heavy gunfire in eastern Afghanistan (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
At least 6 people were killed and 14 injured after several blasts, followed by heavy gunfire, struck near the Department of Migrants and Refugees in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad.

The death toll was confirmed by a spokesman for the governor of the Nangarhar province. Pajhwok news agency has reported that the explosions took place at the building of the Nangarhar refugees department. 

Sohrab Qaderi, a member of the local provincial council, told Reuters that the attack had specifically targeted that building.

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On Saturday, the city was also hit by gunfire and explosions believed to be carried out by insurgents. It targeted the Ministry of Public Health’s Midwife Training Center and left several people injured.

In June this year, at least 18 people were killed in an explosion that occurred in a crowded area outside of the governor’s compound in the capital Jalalabad. The attack, allegedly carried out by a suicide bomber who blew himself up in a crowd of people, came in the last hours of the ceasefire between the Taliban insurgents and the government forces.

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