At least 11 people were killed and 63 others injured after a car bombing and subsequent gun fight at an intelligence agency compound in Aybak, in northern Afghanistan's Samangan Province, on Monday.
«After the car bomb blast, two militant insurgents stormed the NDS [National Directorate of Security] office, said Sefatullah Samangani, governor assistant in the Samangan province.
He continued: «Clashes lasted for nearly two hours. As a result of the clashes, militant insurgents were killed by the security forces. At least 11 colleagues of the NDS office were killed including a woman.»
Footage shows the aftermath of the blast, which took place near the National Directorate of Security (NTS) building, and people being treated at one of the hospitals.
One of the survivors of the blast recalled what had happened. «A vehicle stood outside, a soldier ordered him to move, then another car arrived,» said a young man named Noor Rahman.
He continued: «Then a huge explosion happened. The explosion was very massive, created dust and smoke, and killed people.»
Another survivor who works as a driver at the NDS office said he was inside the building to see his manager when the blast occurred.
«When I came out of his office, suddenly an explosion happened and I fell down and could not recall anything,» he said.
The Taliban has already claimed responsibility for the attack.