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Six Killed In Suicide Attack In Eastern Afghanistan

  • RFE/RL

Afghan security forces inspect the site of a suicide bombing that targeted a gathering of the local tribal elders in the Chaparhar district of Nangarhar Province on October 31.

Afghan security forces inspect the site of a suicide bombing that targeted a gathering of the local tribal elders in the Chaparhar district of Nangarhar Province on October 31.

A suicide bomber has killed six people and wounded six others at a meeting of tribal elders in the eastern province of Nangarhar.

The Islamic State (IS) extremist group claimed responsibility for the October 31 attack, claiming it had killed 15 people.

Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar, said elders had gathered in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar Province, to settle a dispute when the bomber blew himself up.

An elder wounded in the attack said the bomber first opened fire and then detonated his explosives.

Based on reporting by RFE/RL's Afghan Service and Reuters
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