10 killed in Jalalabad suicide bombing


Jalalabad, July 10 :
As many as ten people were killed and four others wounded in a suicide attack in Nangarhar’s Jalalabad city on Tuesday morning.
This came nearly ten days after 19 people were killed in another suicide bombing. Most of the killed were from the Sikh community.
As per TOLO News, the attack took place at around 10 am (local time) in Jalalabad’s PD6, a spokesman for the provincial governor, Attaullah Khoghyani confirmed.
Reports initially suggested that a fuel station had caught fire. Later officials denied it.
As per the report, a number of cars parked in the area and shops in the vicinity have incurred damage due to the explosion.A spokesman of Nangarhar provincial governor told Al Jazeera that among the casualties in the attack on Tuesday were two security personnel.
Kabul-based news website, Tolo News, reported that the eight other fatalities were civilians.
According to Tolo, several shops and vehicles close to the explosion were also destroyed in the fire that followed the blast.No group has immediately claimed responsibility for the violence.
alalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province, has been the scene of numerous attacks recently as armed rebels step up activity in the restive region.
Afghan security forces have struggled to battle the Taliban and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group since the US and NATO formally concluded their combat mission in the country in 2014 and shifted their focus to a support and counterterrorism role.
The latest attack in Jalalabad killed at least 19 people on July 1.


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