At least four dead as blasts, gunfire rock Afghan city

At least four dead as blasts, gunfire rock Afghan city: Report

Multiple blasts hit Afghanistan's Jalalabad, at least 4 dead: Officials

Militants detonated bombs and stormed a government building in eastern Afghanistan, leaving at least six civilians dead, officials said.

Smoke rises from the site of a blast and gunbattle between Afghan security forces and a handful of militants in Jalalabad city on Sunday.

According to a member of the provincial council, the encounter between at least four attackers, armed with rocket propelled grenades and machineguns and security forces is still going on.

An eyewitness said four explosions have been heard in the area.

At least nine people, including a child, had been killed and 36 wounded, public health officials said. That attack, also claimed by Daesh, followed much the same pattern as Sunday's incident.

Khogyani further added that the attack was carried out a by group of eight militants with at least two of them detonating their explosives near the Customs Department at around 12:30 pm local time.

April saw a series of attacks across the country targeting voter registration centers as the country gears up for long-delayed legislative elections due in October.

Past year the United States increased its support to struggling Afghan forces, announcing plans for thousands of additional advisers and more air strikes in an effort to force the Taliban to enter peace negotiations.

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