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Deadly explosion hits Afghanistan’s Jalalabad

July 4, 2018

At least a dozen people have lost their lives and several others sustained injuries in an explosion that hit the city center in eastern Afghanistan’s Jalalabad.

Attaullah Khogyani, the provincial governor’s spokesman, said the blast had killed 12 people and wounded 20 others in a market area of the capital of Nangarhar province.

Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said the attack was “most probably” carried out by a bomber. “I can confirm there are some Afghan Hindus among the wounded and we are checking if they are among the fatalities.”

A few hours later, Inaamullah Miakhel, a spokesman for the provincial health department of Nangarhar, said 19 people had been killed and 20 wounded.

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