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Taliban claims responsibility for Afghan attack killing 6, wounding 33
Taliban claims responsibility for Afghan attack killing 6, wounding 33

A suicide attack in eastern Afghanistan set off a five-hour gun battle between militants and security forces, leaving six people dead and at least 33 injured, most of them civilians, provincial authorities said. The attack took place early Saturday morning near the offices of the National Directorate of Security, the Afghan spy agency, in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province, according to local government spokesman Ahmad Zia Abdulzai. A bomb-laden vehicle exploded at 5 a.m. local time, he said. Another vehicle rigged with explosives then detonated a few minutes later. Five gunmen stormed in and the battle went on until about 10 a.m. Initially, 59 people were taken to the...

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