An explosion rocked Jalalabad city, the provincial capital of eastern Nangahrar province, triggering a standoff which ended due to the quck reaction of the security forces.

The incident took place in the vicinity of the 2nd police district of the city.

A local official confirmed that a group of four suicide bombers launched a coordinated attack on education directorate.

The source further added that one of the suicide bombers detonated his explosives near the education directorate compound while three others were shot dead by the security forces.

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