Save the Children have suspended operations across Afghanistan after an attack on the aid group’s compound in Jalalabad. AFP / Noorullah SHIRZADA
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Gunmen stormed an office of the Save the Children aid agency in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad Wednesday and battled security forces all day with at least five people killed and 24 wounded before the attack was finally suppressed. Daesh (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the attack, which began with a suicide car bomb outside the office in the morning and continued as gunmen entered the compound where they resisted Afghan security forces for about 10 hours.Save the Children, which says it reaches almost 1.4 million children in Afghanistan, said it had suspended its operations temporarily and closed its offices in Afghanistan, where it works in eight provinces as well as in three others through partnership agreements.
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