Blast targeting bus kills 10, injures 27 in Afghanistan’s Jalalabad

A suicide bomb targeted a minibus of recruits for the Afghan security forces in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Monday, killing at least 10 people and injuring 27. (File photo: AFP)

An Afghan official says a bomb blast in eastern Nangarhar province has killed at least 10 people, including a child.

Ataullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, said 27 other people were wounded in the attack targeting a minibus carrying new army recruits in Jalalabad city.

The bomb was placed in a rickshaw and detonated when the army bus arrived.

No one claimed the attack, but both Taliban and ISIS are active in eastern Afghanistan, and especially the Nangarhar province.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:54 - GMT 06:54