At least six people have been killed, including a police officer, after several gunmen wearing suicide vests stormed a national television and radio station in the eastern afghan City of Jalalabad.

Two of them detonated their explosives up at the start of the siege, but a third engaged security forces in a heavy gun battle before being killed after several hours.

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group claimed responsibility for the attack.

Afghan security forces quickly arrived at the site of the attack and carried out operation against the terrorists