Kabul: At least two persons were killed and four injured in a suicide blast near the office of Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission in eastern Afghanistan’s Jalalabad city on Saturday.
Demonstrators were apparently outside the election office when the blast occurred at around 11:30 am (local time), TOLOnews reported.
Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the Nangarhar provincial government, said that one of the injured was in a critical condition.
Jalalabad has been suffering a spate of suicide explosions in recent months that have claimed hundreds of lives. On July 31, at least 15 people were killed when two gunmen stormed into a government office in Jalalabad’s PD3 area.
On July 28, two persons lost their lives and five wounded after terrorists stormed inside a midwife training centre, belonging to Afghanistan’s Ministry of Public Health.