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Terror attack claims sixteen in Afghanistan, nine wounded

In yet another major terror attack, as many as sixteen people were killed and nine others were wounded.

This after the unidentified gunmen attacked a private construction company in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

It is said that as many as five gunmen attacked the construction company around 5 am local time.

Two attackers detonated their explosives and three others were killed in a clash with security forces, spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar province, Attaullah Khogyani said.

Khogyani said that two of the wounded are in critical condition.

The clash ended after at least seven hours.

According to Khogyani, during the clearance operation security forces defused a vehicle full of explosives and two suicide vests of the attackers.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

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