Toll from eastern Afghan blast rises to 68

Lester Mason
September 14, 2018

The militants have answered by conducting assaults in city amenities and against lightly defended targets.The assaults on Tuesday brought to six the assortment of colleges attacked within the province in contemporary months.

The death toll from a suicide bombing in eastern Afghanistan Tuesday has risen to 68 people, with at least 165 others injured, officials said.

He said the protestors asked for dismissal of Bilal Pacha, a commander of local police force members in Achin district, an area close to Mohmad Dara district.

At the end of August, two people died and another four were wounded in a suicide attack during a protest near the office of the electoral commission in the province.

The latest toll, reported by Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the provincial governor, was up from an earlier figure of 32, according to The Associated Press.


A wave of violence across Afghanistan in recent weeks has claimed the lives of hundreds of civilians and security forces, as the Taliban makes gains on the battlefield and IS launches deadly urban attacks.

The dead and wounded were rushed to several hospitals in the back of pickup trucks and ambulances, overwhelming doctors and nurses as they struggled to cope with the huge number of casualties.

An Afghan victim receives treatment at a hospital following a suicide attack in Mohmand Dara district of Nangarhar Province, on September 11, 2018.

Afghan president Ashraf Ghani strongly condemned the suicide attack against the demonstrators in Nangarhar. "It was followed by two explosions in Behsud district, also near two schools".

A 14-year-old student was killed and four others wounded in the first attack, he said. In a statement, he said "attacks on civilian facilities, mosques, women, children, are all crimes against humanity".

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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