Blast in Afghanistan’s Jalalabad Leaves at Least 2 People Killed – Reports


An explosion rocked Afghanistan’s city of Jalalabad in the province of Nangarhar on Tuesday, killing at least two people and leaving two others wounded, the Tolo News outlet reported.

The incident occurred at about 9:45 a.m. local time (05:15 GMT) near a fuel station, which caught fire as a result, the media reported, citing a spokesman for the provincial governor, Attaullah Khoghyani.

The cause of the explosion has not been established yet. On Monday, an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated in the Chaparhar district of Nangarhar province, some 10 miles south of Jalalabad, leaving several civilians wounded.

On June 7, the Afghan government declared a truce for the period between June 11 and June 19 to mark the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.  Read More

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