At least eleven people including a local commander of the Taliban group and civilians were killed or wounded in two separate explosions in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

The provincial government media office in a statement said an explosion took place in Khogyani district at around 9 am local time, leaving two people dead, including a commander of the Taliban group and a civilian.

The statement further added that the Taliban commander killed in the explosion has been identified as Zabit Khan who was also famous as Zarqawi.

The civilian killed in the explosion has been identified as Hewad, the provincial government added in its statement.

In the meantime, an explosion ripped through a gathering of people in a picnic area in Chaparhar district, leaving at least nine civilians wounded.

According to the provincial government, the wounded civilians have been shifted to the hospital for the treatment.

The incident took place at around 10 am local time and at least two children are among those wounded with one of them in critical condition.

The anti-government armed militant groups including Taliban militants have not commented regarding the incidents so far.


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