JALALABAD: Spokesman of Provincial Governor, Attaullah Khogyani has said that at least eight civilians and two officials National Directorate of Security (NDS) personnel were killed and four others injured in a suicide attack in Jalalabad city of Nangarhar province on Tuesday.
He confirmed that the incident took place at around 10am local time in PD6 against a checkpoint.
Earlier reports indicated that a fuel station caught fire, but officials later confirmed this was not true but that extensive damage had been caused to nearby shops. A number of cars close to the explosion were also destroyed in the fire that followed the explosion.
So far no group including the Taliban has claimed responsibility.