An explosion has taken place in Jalalabad city, the provincial capital of Nangarhar province in East of Afghanistan.

Provincial governor’s spokesman Ataullah Khogyani confirmed the incident has taken place close to a sit-in camp belonging Jawid Zaman whose name was removed from the parliamentary elections.

The provincial public health officials are saying that the dead bodies of two people have been shifted to the hospital along with four others who have sustained injuries in the explosion.

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

Nangarhar has been among the relatively calm provinces since the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001 but the anti-government armed militants have been attempting to expand their foothold in this province during the recent years.

However, the Afghan armed forces are busy conducting counter-terrorism operations to suppress the militant groups.


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