Report: Multiple blasts hit Afghan city, gunbattle underway

JALALABAD, Afghanistan – A gunbattle raged between Afghan security forces and militants following a series of explosions on Sunday in the eastern city of Jalalabad, a government official said.

At least three explosions were heard at the start of what appeared to be a coordinated attack, Attahullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the Nangarhar provincial governor said. The firefight was taking place in a building housing the state accounts office.