• a suicide bomber kills and injures 45 in Eastern Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan
    a suicide bomber kills and injures 45 in Eastern Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan

A suicide bomber in Afghanistan killed at least 22 people on Tuesday, while another 23 are reported to have been injured in the blast.

The attacker targeted a gathering in the Eastern Nangarhar Province, the provincial governor's spokesman Attaullah Khogyani said, Asia News reported.

The bomber reportedly attacked a rally on a highway between the city of Jalalabad, East Afghanistan, and a crossing into neighboring Pakistan.

Sohrab Qaderi, a local council member, stated that 45 had been either killed or wounded, but that the toll could rise.

It comes after separate reports this morning of a teenager being killed and four injured in a series of explosions in the Behsud district of the province. According to Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, a 14-year-old was killed and four others were wounded in the blasts.


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Sep 11, 2018 12:54 UTC
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