At least two dead after attack at Save the Children offices in Afghanistan

At least two dead after attack at Save the Children offices in Afghanistan

A vehicle burns near a playground near the Save the Children offices

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

At least two people have been killed after explosives were detonated at offices of Save the Children in Afghanistan.

Following the explosion the charity offices in Jalalabad were stormed and officials say 12 people have been injured.

It is thought there were roughly 50 people inside at the time of the attack, according to the BBC.

Reports claim there were at least three gunmen and photos show black smoke rising from the building.

Some reports claim two of the perpetrators have now been killed, but this is not confirmed.

Responsibility has not yet been claimed by any group for the attack, which started at around 9:10am local time (4:40am GMT).

Charities in the country are often the targets of attacks and Jalalabad is a regular target for Taliban militants as well as being an Isis stronghold.

There are many other aid agencies near the Save the Children offices as well as Government workplaces.