Blast Kills 10 Civilians In Afghanistan’s Eastern Jalalabad City


Ten civilians were killed and 27 others wounded as a blast targeted a mini-bus of security forces in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar’s provincial capital Jalalabad on Monday, provincial government spokesman Attaullah Khogiani said.

“An explosive-laden rickshaw was detonated next to a mini-bus of the national army’s recruitment personnel in Jalalabad city at around 04:00 p.m. local time killing 10 civilians including a child on the spot and injuring 27 others,” Khogiani told Xinhua.

All the victims are civilians, the official said.

The official, however, did not provide more details, saying investigation has been initiated and details would be made public after completion of the probe.

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