Gunmen Attack Afghan Education Compound

At least 10 people were killed after gunmen stormed an education department compound in Afghanistan's, sparking an hours-long battle with security forces in the latest attack in the restive region.

Governor spokesman Attaullah Khogyani said in a statement that ten people were wounded in the attack in Jalalabad city.

It is not clear how many government workers were trapped inside the building during the fierce gun-battle between security forces and militants that has now ended.

A security guard employed by the education department branch was among the dead.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the raid.