suicide-attack-in-jalalabadA suicide attack rocked the eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan this afternoon with preliminary reports suggesting at least 4 people were killed.

The incident targeted a gathering of the local tribal elders of Pacher Agam district where the loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group are actively operating.

The provincial governor’s spokesman Ataullah Khogyani confirmed that the suicide bomber targeted the gathering in Jalalabad city.

The provincial police commandment said at least 4 civilians were killed and 6 others were wounded in the attack.

A meeting was underway inside the residence of tribal elder in Khalis family area when the suicide bomber detonated his explosives vest among the elders.

Pacher Agam district is among the relatively volatile areas in eastern Nangarhar province where ISIS loyalists have increased insurgency durigng the recent weeks.

The deputy house speaker Zahir Qadir earlier said that the loyalists of the terror group have managed to take control of a strategic area in Pacher Agam.

Qadir warned that the group will successfully establish the ISIS Khurasan caliphate if they managed to expand foothold in Tora Bora area located not far from Pacher Agam.