At least nine dead after bomb, gun battle in Afghan city
14 May, 2018, 06:09 | Author: Charlene Valdez
At least eight people have been killed in a vehicle bomb explosion near a provincial government building in Afghanistan's eastern province of Nangarhar.
The governor's spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, told Pajhwok Afghan News that nine people had been killed so far and 39 others injured in the attack.
Inamullah Miakhial, a Nangarhar hospital spokesman, also confirmed the dead toll and said that more than 40 wounded people are undergoing treatment at the hospital. More explosions were then heard coming from inside the building. Both the Taliban and a local affiliate of the Islamic State (IS) extremist group have carried out numerous attacks in Nangarhar Province.
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No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.
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