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Suicide bomber kills 25 in Nangarhar: Afghan official

AP  |  Kabul 

A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-filled vest among a group of people protesting a in eastern on Tuesday, killing 25 and wounding about 130, a said.

"Around four hundred people gathered for the protest and the bomber detonated his vest full of explosive among the crowd," said Capt Qais Saifi, an at province police headquarters.

Gen Ghulam Sanayee Stanikzai, of province, said people from district had come to the district to block the main highway between the capital Jalalabad and the Torkham border with

Stanikzai said locals had gathered to complain about a and the suicide bomber targeted them. It was unclear whether the attacker knew the nature of the protest.

Also in Nangarhar, at least one person was killed and four others wounded in a series of additional bomb blasts near different schools, said Attahullah Khogyani,

Khogyani said the first bomb detonated near a school in the provincial capital Jalalabad. That blast was later followed by two others in district, also near two schools.

A 14-year-old student was killed and four others wounded in the first attack, he said.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for any of the attacks, but both insurgents and the Islamic State group are active in eastern Afghanistan, especially in province.

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First Published: Tue, September 11 2018. 18:05 IST