Accessibility links

Breaking News

Twin Explosions Kill At Least Three In Eastern Afghanistan


An Afghan official says twin explosions in the country's east have killed at least three people and wounded 10 others.

Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar Province, said those killed in the blasts in the provincial capital, Jalalabad, on April 6 were civilians.

It was not clear what caused the explosions.

Jalalabad, Nangarhar Province
Jalalabad, Nangarhar Province

No group claimed immediate responsibility, although both the Taliban and the Islamic State (IS) extremist group are active in Nangarhar Province.

Nangarhar is the stronghold of IS militants, who are active on Afghanistan's porous eastern border with Pakistan.

The U.S. military estimates that there are about 2,000 IS militants in Afghanistan.

The hard-line Sunni group has targeted minority Shi'a civilians and government security forces in deadly attacks since it emerged around 2015.

With reporting by Reuters
  • 16x9 Image

    RFE/RL's Radio Azadi

    RFE/RL's Radio Azadi, one of the most popular and trusted media outlets in Afghanistan, is based in Kabul and supported by a nationwide network of local Dari- and Pashto-speaking journalists. Nearly half of the country's adult audience accesses Azadi's reporting on a weekly basis.

XS
SM
MD
LG