Clashes reportedly ongoing in East Afghanistan as gunmen attack education dept

  11 July 2018    Read: 1042
Clashes reportedly ongoing in East Afghanistan as gunmen attack education dept

According to Nangarhar provincial governor spokesman Attaullah Khogyani, militants attacked a government building in eastern Afghanistan.

"I can confirm an armed attack on a branch of the education department in Jalalabad," Attaullah Khogyani said as quoted by AFP.

On June 7, the Afghan government declared a truce for the period between June 11 and June 19 to mark the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Later in June, Taliban* decided to join the ceasefire and also announced a cessation of hostilities for three days on the occasion of the Eid al-Fitr holiday.

Afghanistan has long been suffering from political, social and security instability due to the activity of the various armed groups, including Taliban and Daesh* militants.


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