Destroyed in Afghanistan militants attacked the office of the human rights

© AFP 2018 / Wakil Kaas soldiers. archival photoDestroyed in Afghanistan militants attacked the office of the human rights© 2018 AFP / Wakil Kohsar

Afghan security forces repelled an armed attack on the local office of the international organization Save the Children in Jalalabad, eliminating four fighters, reports the Agency «Pagvac».

On Wednesday morning a suicide bomber exploded at the gate of the building, after which the territory had penetrated a group of armed men. It was reported that the attackers were dressed in military uniforms. The confrontation between militants and security forces lasted for over seven hours.

According to the local channel 1TV, three people were killed, another 24 were injured. Over 40 employees of the office were saved.

International nonprofit organization Save the Children works to protect children’s rights. Its headquarters is located in London. In connection with the attack, the organization announced that it was suspending its operations in Afghanistan.

Responsibility for the attack took the militants of the terrorist group «Islamic state.»*

*A terrorist organization banned in Russia.