Five people were killed and 63 others rescued after a terrorist attack in Jalalabad, capital of eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar on Saturday, provincial governor office said in a statement.
The killed included two security guards and a driver of the midwifery training center and two assailants.
Two workers of the entity, three passersby civilians and three soldiers were also wounded in the explosion and ensuing gun firing that lasted more than five hours, the statement added.
The attack started at midday after one attacker detonated his explosive vest at the gate of the building and the second attacker was shot dead by the Afghan Special Operations Forces.
Sixty-one women, including several students, and two children were rescued by Special Operations Forces.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.
Taliban militants and militants of the extremist Daesh terror group both have presence in the province but the Taliban outfit has denied its involvement in the incident.
The city has been hit by series of terror attacks over the past couple of years.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK