Gun battle rages at Afghan TV station

Written by  May 17, 2017

Afghan security forces are battling gunmen who attacked the state television building in the eastern city of Jalalabad.

Officials say at least three attackers stormed the RTA compound, two of them suicide bombers who blew themselves up. Medics say at least one civilian has been killed, while heavy firing could be heard.It is not clear who launched the attack.

The city is near a so-called Islamic State stronghold but the Taliban are also active in the area.Twelve employees, including the head of the station, have been evacuated but others are reported to be trapped.

The provincial hospital director confirmed that at least one civilian had been killed and 14 others taken to hospital with injuries.

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operated by Kings Broadcasting Limited; a licensed six station (Abuja, Lagos, Port Harcourt, Benin, Jos and Kano) broadcasting group based and starting off from Abuja.


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