Early reports indicate, at least 15 people are dead and 32 others are wounded in a car bomb attack in the Ghanikhail district of Nangarhar province.

The blast took place around 12:20 pm this afternoon, near the Ghanikhail district building.

Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the Nangarhar governor said, a number of attackers tried to enter the district building but were stopped and killed by the security forces.

Khogyani said, so far 15 dead bodies and 32 injured individuals have been taken to hospital.

The identities of those killed and injured were not yet clear, Khogyani added.