July 11, 2018 - 18:25 AMT
Gunbattles in Afghanistan as military clears govt. building from militants

Gunfights were still ongoing as Afghan military forces attempted to secure an education department office in Jalalabad after armed men had stormed the premises on Wednesday, July 11, Al-Masdar News says.

According to officials, at least 10 people were killed and 10 more wounded in the assault, including a security guard. Two suicide bomb vests were reportedly detonated in the attack.

Up to 50 people were reportedly trapped inside the building but were later released when security forces attacked the area and brought the situation under control.

So far, no group has claimed responsibility for the attack.