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10 killed, 9 injured in Afghanistan suicide attack

IANS  |  Kabul 

As many as 10 people, including five civilians, were killed and nine others injured in a suicide attack on a police vehicle at in the of on Thursday, officials said.

The attack took place around 4.15 p.m. near a security check-point, Nangarhar Governor's told news. The suicide bomber targeted a "in which nine people, including five civilians, among them a child, were martyred", he said.

Nine civilians, including three children, were also injured in the attack. They were taken to a hospital. Of them, the condition of three persons is said to be critical.

No group claimed responsibility for the attack. Nangarhar is home to both and Islamic State militants.

Both groups have in the past carried out deadly attacks in But the Islamic State has been more active compared with in the last two years.



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First Published: Thu, June 13 2019. 20:26 IST