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Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly attack in Afghanistan - Amaq

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CAIRO (Reuters) – Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack that killed 16 people in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, the militant group’s Amaq news agency said on Wednesday.

Earlier in the day, suicide bombers and gunmen attacked a construction company office in the Afghan city of Jalalabad, killing 16 employees of the Afghan company, a provincial official said.

Jalalabad is the capital of Nangarhar province, which is on the border with Pakistan.

(Reporting by Ahmed Tolba; Writing by Mohamed Elsherif; Editing by Peter Cooney)

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