Afghan official: Death toll in suicide bombing rises to 68

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News ID: 28709
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Publish Date: 11:52 - 12 September 2018
TEHRAN, September 12 - The death toll in a suicide bombing among a group of people protesting a local police commander in eastern Afghanistan has risen to 68, up from 32, provincial officials Wednesday.

Afghan official: Death toll in suicide bombing rises to 68TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor, said 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. No any other group immediately claimed responsibility, but both Taliban insurgents and Daesh are active in eastern Afghanistan, especially in Nangarhar province, AP reported.

A local affiliate of Daesh has emerged in recent years and carried out brazen and increasingly deadly attacks, most often targeting civilians and the country's minority Shiite Muslims, who it views as apostates.


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