explosion in PaktikaAt least 60 people were killed and over 80 others were injured following a suicide attack in eastern Paktika province.

The incident took place on Tuesday afternoon in Orgun district after a suicide bomber detonated a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED).

Defense ministry spokesman, Gen. Zahir Azimi said at least 60 people were killed following the suicide attack.

In th emeantime, an intelligence official said at least 110 people were injured following the suicide attack which took place in a busy market.

Another security official said the dead bodies of neaerly 80 people were recovered, while officials in Orgun civil hospital said dozens of injured people including women and children have been taken to the hospital.

No group including the Taliban militants has so far claimed responsibility behind the incident.


  • Ahmad Shah Ghanizada

    Ahmadshah Ghanizada is the deputy editor in chief for The Khaama Press Agency who manages and overlooks the English edition.