An explosion rocked Jalalabad city, the provincial capital of eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan earlier today.

The blast took place after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives in the 3rd police district of the city.

Officials in the provincial hospital have said at least two dead bodies and eight others who sustained injuries were taken to the hospital.

A security official confirmed that the suicide bomber targeted a provincial influential figure Haji Hayat who has been leading campaign against the loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group in Nangarhar.

The official further added that two people were killed and ten others were wounded in the attack.

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