Nearly 70 people were killed or wounded after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives near the governor’s compound in Jalalabad city city at around 3 pm local time.

The eyewitnesses in the area are saying that a suicide bomber has detonated his explosives among the Taliban, security forces, and the ordinary civilians who had gathered near the governor’s office to celebrate Eid and ceasefire.

The provincial government media office in a statement said at least 19 people were killed and more than 50 others were wounded in the attack.

Provincial governor’s spokesman Ataullah Khogyani had earlier confirmed the incident and said a number of people have been killed or wounded in the explosion.

Provincial public health director Dr. Najibullah Kamawal had earlier said that the dead bodies of at least 15 people have been shifted to the hospitals so far along with at least 45 others who have sustained injuries.

However, another security source had said at least seventeen people have been killed and at least fifty others have sustained injuries in the attack.

No individual or group has so far claimed responsibility behind the incident.


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