UPDATED 7:08 AM PT — Friday, June 14, 2019
Authorities in Afghanistan are investigating a suicide bombing in the eastern city of Jalalabad. According to reports, the attacker set off his explosives by foot as a police vehicle was passing. At least nine people were killed during the attack.
No group has claimed responsibility for the act, however, Islamic State militants have a strong history of attacks on government offices, schools and aid groups in the area.
“We were sitting here when we heard a terrible sound and then everyone was screaming and getting away. The victims were on the ground.” — Jamal Khogyani, blast eyewitness
Five civilians, including a child, and four policemen are said to have been among the fatalities.