Suicide bombing in Jalalabad leaves nine dead

Monitoring Desk

JALALABAD: At least nine people were killed and 11 others wounded in a suicide bombing that targeted a security check post in Jalalabad city in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Thursday afternoon.

Attaullah Khogyani, the provincial governor’s spokesman, said the suicide bombing happened in Jalalabad’s Police District Six in Familiha area.

He said that it is not known whether the victims are military or civilians.

President Ghani condemned today’s suicide bombing in Jalalabad and said “terrorists” cannot face the Afghan security forces on the battlefield, therefore, they target Afghan civilians, the Presidential Palace said in a statement.