According to local authorities in eastern Nangahar province at least 5 suicide bombers were killed or injured following an explosion on Jalalabad-Tokham highway on Tuesday morning.

The officials further added the incident took place around 9:30 am local time after a driven by suicide bombers went off.

District chief for Mohmand Dara Noor Agha Kamran confirming the report said a number of militants were killed or injured following the explosion.

Mr. Kamran further added the incident took place after the suicide bombers detonated the explosives inside the vehicle after it caused mechanical problems.

He also said at least 2 suicide bombers were killed and 3 others were injured following the explosion, and were taken to Ghani Khel hospital.

Dr. Gul Rahman at Ghani Khel hospital said the health conditions of those injured following the explosion are critical and more than 70% of their bodies were burnt during the incident.

Anti-government armed militant groups yet to comment regarding the incident.