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Islamic State claims attack in Afghanistan that killed 10

AP  |  Kabul 

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for an attack on a government building in eastern that killed 10 people and wounded more than 40.

In a statement circulated online today, the group says four attackers took part in the assault the day before on the in Jalalabad. Attahullah Khogyani, the for the of province, said there were eight attackers.

Afghanistan's Islamic State affiliate and the more established have carried out a wave of attacks in recent months that have killed scores of people. Afghan security forces have struggled to combat the two groups since the US and NATO concluded their combat mission in 2014, switching to a counterterrorism and support role.

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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 15:10 IST
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