Death toll in suicide bombing at Afghanistan border rises to 68

An Afghan official said the death toll in a suicide bombing among a group of people protesting a local police commander in eastern Afghanistan has risen to 68.

By TT Bureau in Kabul
  • Published 12.09.18
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Kabul, Sep 12 (AP): An Afghan official said the death toll in a suicide bombing among a group of people protesting a local police commander in eastern Afghanistan has risen to 68.

Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor, said on Wednesday that 165 others were wounded in the attack a day earlier.

The bombing happened when a group from the district of Achin came to Momandara district to block the main highway between the capital Jalalabad and the Torkham border with Pakistan.

The Taliban denied any involvement in the attack.

No any other group immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks, but both Taliban insurgents and the Islamic State group are active in eastern Afghanistan, especially in Nangarhar province.

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