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Suicide attack kills 19, injures 57 in eastern Afghanistan

Kabul, Afghanistan Health Ministry spokesman announced that the suicide attack on Nangarhar Province has claimed the lives of 19 people and injured 57 more.

Speaking to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) on Tuesday, Vahid Majrooh said the injured people were transported to hospital.

Nangarhar governorate spokesman Ataollah Khogiani earlier announced the accident killed 5 and injured 30 others.

The explosion happened as a result of a suicide attack among protestors to police performance, he said, adding that the casualties are to grow.

Meanwhile, Nangarhar Education office spokesman Mohammad Asif Shginvari told local reporters that explosion of a bomb in Jalal Abad City resulted in injury of one person.

Two other blasts also happened in Behsud Town that claimed life of a student and injured four more.

No individual or group has claimed the responsibility for the deadly attacks.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA


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