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PublishDate: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 15:03

Afghanistan suicide bomber kills at least 20, injures 50 - official


The attacker targeted a gathering in the eastern Nangarhar Province, the provincial governor's spokesman Attaullah Khogyani said, Reuters reports.
The bomber reportedly attacked a rally on a highway between the city of Jalalabad, east Afghanistan, and a crossing into neighbouring Pakistan.

Sohrab Qaderi, a local council member, said 45 had been either killed or wounded, but that the toll could rise
A suicide bomber in Afghanistan killed at least 20 people and injured dozens more on Tuesday, a local official has said.
The attacker also reportedly injured 50 people as he targeted a gathering in the eastern Nangarhar Province, the provincial governor's spokesman Attaullah Khogyani said, Reuters reports.
The bomber reportedly attacked a rally on a highway between the city of Jalalabad, east Afghanistan, and a crossing into neighbouring Pakistan.
Sohrab Qaderi, a local council member, said 45 had been either killed or wounded, but that the toll could rise.
It comes after separate reports this morning of a teenager being killed and four injured in a series of explosions in the Behsud district of the province. According to Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, a 14 year old was killed and four others were wounded in the blasts
 

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