Suicide bomber kills at least 9 in Eastern Afghanistan

OAN Newsroom
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.

A wounded men receives treatment in a hospital after a suicide attack on the outskirts of Jalalabad city east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, June 13, 2019. Afghan officials said the suicide bomber attacked a police vehicle killing several police and civilians. The attack in eastern Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province also wounded another 11 people. (AP Photo)

“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.

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