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Militants in Afghanistan strikes midwife training center

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province. It was not clear if there were any casualties.


PTI Last Updated at 28 Jul 2018, 13:07 IST Afghanistan

Militants attacked a midwife training center in eastern Afghanistan today, officials said, in the latest violence in the war-torn country.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province. It was not clear if there were any casualties.

A witness near the scene told AFP he could hear sporadic gunfire, suggesting the attack may be ongoing.

Several midwives have been rescued, provincial governor spokesman Attaullah Khogyani said.

Provincial health department spokesman Inamullah Miakhil confirmed its midwife center had been attacked.

A witness in a nearby department told AFP he heard several explosions and then saw three gunmen enter the lane where the midwife center is located.

Jalalabad has been the scene of several attacks in recent months that have killed dozens.

Most of the attacks were claimed by the Islamic State group.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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