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Afghan official: Bomb blast kills 2 in eastern province

AP  |  Kabul 

An Afghan says at least 2 civilians were killed when a bomb went off in eastern province.

Habib Shah Ansari, the provincial health director, also says that 23 people, mostly civilians, were wounded in the attack, which took place in the provincial capital, the city of Khost, on Tuesday.

Ansari says the explosives were placed inside a motorbike that was detonated by remote control.

The did not make any immediate statements on the bombing but the insurgents have been carrying out near-daily attacks targeting Afghan forces, including in

The violence comes despite stepped-up efforts by the to find a negotiated end to the country's 17-year war.

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 15:40 IST