May 17, 2017 / 10:11 AM / 3 months ago

Islamic State claims attack on Afghanistan TV building - Amaq news agency

Afghan security forces arrive at the site of an attack in Jalalabad city, eastern Afghanistan May 17, 2017.Parwiz

CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic state said its fighters were attacking an Afghan state television building in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Wednesday.

The group's Amaq news agency said the fighters were inside the building.

Jalalabad is the capital of Nangarhar, the eastern province on the border with Pakistan where Islamic State fighters have established a stronghold.

There is also a strong Taliban presence in the region.

Reporting by Mohamed el Sharif; Writing by Tom Finn; editing by John Stonestreet

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