MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The assault took place in city of Mazar-e-Sharif. The Taliban group claimed responsibility for the attack.
It is yet unclear whether the attorney general was at his office at the time of the attack.
A battle between security forces and gunmen reportedly continues in the building.
In 2014, the Taliban stepped up its insurgent activities across Afghanistan amid the withdrawal of international troops from the country. The United States officially ended its military operation intended to destroy al-Qaeda camps and remove the Taliban from power in Afghanistan at the end of 2014, but keeps a residual force of approximately 10,000 troops in the region.