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Afghans suffer deadly Taliban attack

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The wounded are treated at a hospital on Saturday in Jalalabad following a deadly Taliban attack. (Source: CBS) The wounded are treated at a hospital on Saturday in Jalalabad following a deadly Taliban attack. (Source: CBS)

JALALABAD, AFGHANISTAN (CBS) - A suicide bomber in a truck blew himself up at an intelligence headquarters in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing at least two people and setting off an intense firefight with security forces, officials said.

After the bombing outside the headquarters of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) in Jalalabad, militants battled with security forces for an hour before authorities were able to put down the attack, a spokesman for the Nangahar governor said.

The spokesman put the death toll at two and said they were both from the NDS, but Najibullah Kamawal, the top provincial health official, said six bodies had been brought to the hospital. Conflicting death tolls are common in the immediate aftermath of such bombings. Kamawal said 45 people were wounded. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in a telephone call to The Associated Press.

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