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32 killed in suicide attack on protesters in Afghanistan

IANS  |  Kabul 

At least 32 people were killed and 128 wounded on Tuesday in Afghanistan's province following a devastating suicide bomb attack on protesters who were calling for the dismissal of a

The incident, the fourth attack to hit the region on Tuesday, took place around 1 p.m, when an insurgent detonated a bomb he was carrying in his vest in the district, said Attaullah Khogyanai, a for the province's

The incident occurred on the highway that connects Jalalabad with the Torkham border pass between and Pakistan, where a protest against a from the neighbouring province was being held, news reported.

No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

This was the fourth attack of the day, after a 14-year-old died and four civilians were injured in three separate explosions near two girls' schools in Two other blasts took place in district early morning.

Khogyanai said that the third attack took place in the capital's police district 3, where one

In the past weeks, Nangarhar, the Islamic State terror organization's bastion since it became active in the country in 2015, has faced a large number of attacks targeting elections, the government and civilians.

In late August, two people died and four were injured in a suicide attack during a protest near a provincial office of the Independent Election Commission of

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First Published: Tue, September 11 2018. 19:48 IST
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