IS militants storm TV station
JALALABAD: The Islamic State yesterday claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on a television station in the country’s eastern province of Nangarhar that killed a security guard as well as all three attackers and wounded at least 17 people.
As the attack unfolded, heavy gunfire could be heard from the RTA building — the national broadcaster — located close to the governor’s compound here.
“IS fighters are carrying out an attack inside the state broadcasting building in the city of Jalalabad,” the movement’s AMAQ news agency said on Telegram.
The Taliban, which also has a strong presence in the region, denied responsibility.
Two of the attackers blew themselves up at the start of the operation but a third engaged security forces before being killed, said Attaullah Khughyani, a spokesman for the governor.
Nine of the 17 wounded were discharged from a hospital after being treated, he added. Reuters
Soldiers arresting a suspected militant after an attack on the state-run RTA TV station in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, yesterday.