Three dead, 20 injured as serial blasts rock Afghanistan's Jalalabad; explosives could be IEDs, says official

At least three people were killed and another 20 wounded in a series of blasts in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Monday

Agence France-Presse May 13, 2019 22:53:54 IST
Three dead, 20 injured as serial blasts rock Afghanistan's Jalalabad; explosives could be IEDs, says official
  • At least three people were killed and another 20 wounded in a series of blasts in Afghanistan

  • Nangarhar provincial spokesman Attaullah Khogyani said three blasts rocked the city centre in Jalalabad

  • The nature of explosions is not clear, but they could be IEDs

Jalalabad: At least three people were killed and another 20 wounded in a series of blasts in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Monday, an official said.

Nangarhar provincial spokesman Attaullah Khogyani said three blasts rocked the city centre, and had taken place near an armoured police vehicle.

Three dead 20 injured as serial blasts rock Afghanistans Jalalabad explosives could be IEDs says official

Representational image. AP

"The nature of explosions is not clear, but it could be IEDs," Khogyani said, using the acronym for improvised explosive devices.

"So far we can confirm three people have been killed and 20 wounded."

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but the area around Jalalabad is home to fighters from both the Taliban and the Islamic State group's Afghan affiliate.

On 6 March, at least 16 people were killed in a suicide attack on a construction company in Jalalabad, which is near the Pakistan border.

Violence in Afghanistan has continued apace even during the holy month of Ramadan, and despite government calls for a ceasefire.

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