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At least three dead as blasts rock eastern Afghan city

AFP  |  Jalalabad (Afghanistan) 

At least three people were killed and another 20 wounded in a series of blasts in the eastern Afghan city of on Monday, an said.

said three blasts rocked the city centre, and had taken place near an armoured police vehicle.

"The nature of explosions is not clear, but it could be IEDs," Khogyani said, using the acronym for improvised

"So far we can confirm three people have been killed and 20 wounded."

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but the area around is home to fighters from both the and the Islamic State group's Afghan affiliate.

On March 6, at least 16 people were killed in a suicide attack on a construction company in Jalalabad, which is near the border.

Violence in has continued apace even during the holy month of Ramadan, and despite government calls for a ceasefire.

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First Published: Mon, May 13 2019. 22:16 IST