Mar 04, 2021 12:14 UTC
  • Female doctor killed in eastern Afghanistan roadside bombing

A bomb explosion has targeted a female doctor in Afghanistan’s eastern city of Jalalabad, local officials say, shortly after three female media workers were killed in the city.

According to reports, Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the provincial governor of the capital of Nangarhar Province, said the doctor was on her way to work when a magnetic bomb was attached to the vehicle she was traveling in and detonated on Thursday.

“She was commuting in a rickshaw when the bomb went off,” Khogyani said, adding that a child was also wounded in the incident.

Khogyani did not name the doctor but said she worked in the maternity ward of a private hospital.

So far, no group has claimed responsibility for the blast.

The latest attack came two days after gunmen shot dead three female media workers on their way home from work in Jalalabad in two separate attacks.

The Takfiri Daesh terrorist group later claimed responsibility for those attacks. 

In recent months, deadly attacks and high-profile assassinations have seen a rise in Afghanistan.

Journalists, religious scholars, activists, and judges have all been victims of the recent wave of violence across Afghanistan.