Afghan bombing death toll rises to 68

14 September, 2018, 10:35 | Author: Myra Gill
  • Afghan suicide bombing kills 68 in deadly month for attacks

Meantime, spokesman for Nangarhar's provincial government Attaullah Khogiani told Xinhua that 68 people were killed and 165 others injured, saying more details would be available after completion of an investigation.

Afghan president Ashraf Ghani strongly condemned the suicide attack against the demonstrators in Nangarhar.

A teenager was killed and four civilians were wounded in three separate explosions on Tuesday near two schools for girls in Afghan province of Nangarhar, officials said.

A suicide bomber on Tuesday targeted a protest in Mohmand Dara district in Nangarhar province.

People are seen at site after a suicide blast ripped through a crowd of protesters in Nanganhar province of Afghanistan on September 11, 2018.

In western Herat province, Taliban insurgents attacked a police checkpoint, killing six police, said Abdul Ahad Walizada, spokesman for the provincial police chief. They were taken to hospitals in the city of Jalalabad.


The Taliban denied any involvement in the attack.

Officials have said violence is likely to intensify before parliamentary elections next month and a presidential election in April.

Baqizoy compared the threat to the Taliban's extraordinary raid last month on the provincial capital of Ghazni - fighters held large parts of the city located just two hours from Kabul for days.

The death toll could be higher and the number of injured is estimated to be more than 100.

The explosion at the protest followed a series of smaller blasts on Tuesday that targeted schools in Jalalabad and surrounding districts that were returning after summer breaks.

There were no reports of U.S. strikes in Sar-e Pul on Tuesday but there were three strikes on Monday, a spokesman for U.S. forces in Afghanistan said in an emailed statement.

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