Militants storm Save the Children in Afghanistan
24 January 2018 | 12:29 pm
Attackers set off a car bomb near the office of the Save the Children aid agency in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Wednesday (January 24) and clashed with security forces, according to a provincial government spokesman.
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