Suicide attack rocks Jalalabad city, casualties feared



A suicide attack rocked Jalalabad city, the provincial capital of eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

The provincial government media office in a statement said an Afghan army soldier, Mohammad Omar, identified and grabbed a suicide bomber during a search which resulted into an explosion.

The statement further added that the brave act of the Afghan army soldier resulted into prevention of further casualties to the people in the area.

However, the provincial government said at least five people including four army soldiers sustained injuries in the explosion.

Earlier reports indicated that  the incident has taken place close to an army outpost close to Puli Behsud area and as a result at least one person has been killed and three others have sustained injuries.

Provincial public health officials had earlier confirmed that the dead body one person has been shifted to the hospital along with three others who have sustained injuries.

No individual or group has so far claimed responsibility behind the incident so far.


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