Three dead in attack on Afghan midwife training centre

29 Jul, 2018 8:30 am

JALALABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) – Gunmen stormed a midwife training centre in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad , fighting security forces for several hours and killing three staff.

One of the attackers died early in the operation after detonating a suicide bomb but a second held out for several hours before being killed, provincial government spokesman Attaullah Khogyani said.

A driver and two security guards were killed and seven people were wounded but 63 other people, almost all women, were rescued unharmed from the compound, which contained a training facility and a student residence.

Gunfire and sporadic explosions were heard during much of the day and clouds of black smoke rose from the area.

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