A bomb blast in Afghanistan's east killed at least ten people including a child on Monday, according to an official, in an attack targeting a minibus carrying new army recruits.

The attack in Jalalabad city wounded 28 other people, officials said.

The bomb was placed in a rickshaw and detonated when the army bus arrived.

No one immediately claimed the attack, but both Taliban and the Islamic State group are active in eastern Afghanistan, and especially the Nangarhar province.

Afghanistan has seen an upsurge in violence since the collapse of U.S.-Taliban peace talks last month. (AP)

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