Jalalabad blasts kill at least 3


JALALABAD -- At least three people were killed and another 20 wounded in a series of blasts in Jalalabad Monday (May 13), an official said.

Three blasts rocked the city centre and took place near an armoured police vehicle, according to Nangarhar provincial spokesman Ataullah Khogyani.

"The nature of the explosions is not clear, but it could be IEDs," Khogyani said, referring to improvised explosive devices.

"So far we can confirm three people have been killed and 20 wounded."

No group immediately claimed responsibility, but the area around Jalalabad is home to fighters from both the Taliban and the "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" (ISIS).

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