Militants attack midwife training center in Jalalabad



Several people have been injured after gunmen stormed a midwife training center in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Saturday.

The attack on the dormitory for trainee midwives in the capital of Nangarhar province was followed by sporadic gunshots, a provincial health department spokesman said.

Nangarhar provincial spokesman Attaullah Khogyani said several students, most of them from Nuristan province in eastern Afghanistan, had been evacuated from the dormitory. 

The attack was the latest in a series to hit the volatile city in recent months. The last major attack happened earlier this month when gunmen raided an education department compound, sparking an hours-long battle with security forces in which nearly a dozen people were killed.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack but the Daesh terror group has claimed the previous attacks.


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