Afghanistan

Red Cross Reportedly Attacked in Afghanistan

Officials says insurgents targeted guest house

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Afghan officials say insurgents have attacked a guest house used by the International Committee of the Red Cross in the eastern city of Jalalabad.

Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, a spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar province, says the attack began Wednesday evening and that a gun battle was still going on.

Provincial police spokesman Hazrat Hussain Mashreqiwal also confirms the attack on the guest house.