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Triple Blasts in Afghanistan's Jalalabad kill at least Three

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7Dnews London

Tue, 14 May 2019 00:40 GMT

Three explosions rocked the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Monday, May 13th, killing at least three people and injuring 20, a provincial official said.

In addition, a spokesman for the provincial governor, Attaullah Khogyani, said the blasts were caused by explosives placed in the crowded market square, resulting in several injured people being rushed to hospital. 

So far, there has been no immediate claim of responsibility. 

Jalalabad is the capital of Nangarhar province, which is on the border with Pakistan. 

Since the beginning of 2015, it has become the main stronghold in Afghanistan of Isis, which has grown into one of Afghanistan’s most dangerous militant groups since it appeared.  

Fighting between the Taliban and Isis fighters, and between the Taliban and Afghan forces intensified in recent weeks amid peace talks to end the war in Afghanistan. 


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