Gunmen Storm Save Children Office in Afghanistan

JALALABAD: Unknown Gunmen stormed the office of an international NGO in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, Afghan media said.

The reports say the Jalalabad office Save the Children office is under attack. Two people were confirmed dead while 14 were injured. About 50 staff were in the building at the time of the attack.

Mohammad Amin, who was inside the compound when the assault started, said from his hospital bed that he heard “a big blast.”

“We ran for cover and I saw a gunman hitting the main gate with an RPG (rocket-propelled grenade) to enter the compound. I jumped out of the window,” Amin said.

The Save the Children Fund, commonly known as Save the Children, is an international non-governmental organization aimed to promotes children’s rights. The organisation provides relief and helps support children in developing countries.

One suicide bomber exploded his explosives at the gate of the compound, at about 9 am local time, opening the way for other gunmen to enter. Intensive gunfight still continues as dozens of Afghan Special Forces have moved into the area.

The recent assault comes days after four Taliban gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the Afghan capital, killing at least 22 people. Most of deceased were foreigners.

Meanwhile, Afghan Taliban have denied involvement in the attack via a Twitter message.


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