Sikhs, Hindus among 19 killed in Jalalabad suicide blast

ANI | Updated: Jul 01, 2018 21:56 IST

Jalalabad [Afghanistan], July 1 (ANI): A suicide bombing in Afghanistan's Jalalabad city on Sunday claimed lives of 19 people and injured 20 others.
Of 19 deceased people, ten are from Afghanistan's Sikh community, as per Afghan's TOLO News.
The group of Sikhs were on their way to meet Afghan President Ashraf Ghani when the explosion happened in the eastern province of Nangarhar province.

According to several media reports, Hindus are also amongst the deceased.
It is pertinent to mention that Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, who is on a two-day visit to Nangarhar, earlier in the day attended the inauguration of a new hospital complex here.
Provincial governor spokesman Attaullah Khogyani confirmed the casualties.
The explosives were detonated close to the governor's compound, TOLO News quoted the unconfirmed reports, as saying. (ANI)