Official: Thirteen dead in Jalalabad suicide bombing

A suicide bombing killed 13 people in a local representative's house in Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan Sunday, a provincial official said.

Fourteen others were wounded in the attack, said Attaullah Khugyani, a spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar province. 

He said the suicide bomber targeted a gathering of the family of provincial council member Obaidullah Shinwari in the province's capital city.

Among the wounded was Shinwari's father, Malik Osman, who is a prominent tribal elder and a fierce critic of the Islamic State militant group, Khugyani said. 

The attack comes just days after a deadly attack on the Pakistani consulate in the same city, claimed by Islamic State. 

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid denied that his group was responsible for the latest bombing in a Twitter message.

Last update: Sun, 17/01/2016 - 14:06


Suicide bomber kills six in eastern Afghanistan


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