Eight dead in explosion in Afghanistan's Jalalabad

ANI | Updated: Nov 24, 2017 06:42 IST

Jalalabad [Afghanistan], November 24 (ANI): At least eight persons have been killed in an explosion that struck the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad in Nangarhar province.

A suicide bomber detonated his explosives, reported Khaama Press, citing Afghan official as saying.

A further 15 people including children were reportedly wounded in the explosion.

Provincial health director Najib Kamawal has confirmed the toll and said some of those wounded were in a serious condition.

Nangarhar is among the relatively calm provinces, however, the Taliban and ISIS militants have increased their insurgency activities in some its remote parts during the recent years.

Both the Taliban and Islamic State have been targeted by sustained U.S. air strikes. (ANI)