The spokesman for the provincial governor confirmed the target of Tuesday’s explosion had been a checkpoint in PD6 in Jalalabad.
Death Toll Rises To 10 In Jalalabad Suicide Bombing
At least eight civilians and two National Directorate of Security (NDS) personnel were killed and four others wounded in a suicide attack in PD6, in Family area of Jalalabad city in Nangarhar province, a spokesman for the provincial governor, Attaullah Khoghyani confirmed.
The incident took place at about 10am local time in PD6 against a checkpoint, Khoghyani said.
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.
Khoghyani said one of the wounded is in critical condition.
So far no group including the Taliban has claimed responsibility.