Gunmen storm Save the Children office in Afghanistan, killing five and injuring 24 – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Long distance shot of several cars burning on a street.Four gunmen have stormed an office of the Save the Children aid agency in the Afghan city of Jalalabad and battled security forces who surrounded the building, killing at least five people and injuring 24.

Key points:
Gunmen entered Save the Children compound after detonating a suicide bomb outside
Security forces evacuated other aid groups and government offices in the area
IS claimed responsibility for the attack
The Islamic State (IS) group claimed responsibility for the attack, which began with a suicide car bomb outside the office in the morning.

The attack continued as gunmen entered the compound where they resisted Afghan security forces for about 10 hours.

Plumes of black smoke rose from the area as the gunmen battled special forces through the afternoon.

“An explosion rocked the area and right after that children and people started running away,” Ghulam Nabi, who was nearby when the bomb exploded, said.

via Gunmen storm Save the Children office in Afghanistan, killing five and injuring 24 – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)