Eight dead in explosion in Afghanistan's Jalalabad

DN Bureau

At least eight persons have been killed in an explosion that struck the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad in Nangarhar province.

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Jalalabad: At least eight persons have been killed in an explosion that struck the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad in Nangarhar province.

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A suicide bomber detonated his explosives, Afghan official as said.

A further 15 people including children were reportedly wounded in the explosion. Provincial health director Najib Kamawal has confirmed the toll and said some of those wounded were in a serious condition.

Nangarhar is among the relatively calm provinces, however, the Taliban and ISIS militants have increased their insurgency activities in some its remote parts during the recent years.

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Both the Taliban and Islamic State have been targeted by sustained U.S. air strikes. (ANI)

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