A suicide attack in Jalalabad city, the provincial capital of Nangarhar killed or wounded at least 18 people including six children.

The provincial government in a statement said a suicide bomber targeted the Special Forces of the 02 Unit in the 4th district of Jalalabad city this afternoon.

The statement further added that the attack claimed the lives of 2 civilians and 3 soldiers of the 02 Unit of the Afghan forces.

The attack also wounded 13 other people including 6 children and personnel of the 02 Unit, the statement added.

The Taliban group in Afghanistan claimed responsibility for the attack.

Zabiullah Mujahid, a spokesman of the group claimed in a statement that the attack killed 11 soldiers of the 02 Unit and wounded dozens more.

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