Suicide bomber in Jalalabad kills 9, including child

AFP

JALALABAD -- At least nine people were killed and 12 others injured by a suicide bomber Thursday (June 13) in Jalalabad, Nangarhar Province, an official said.

The bomber, who was on foot, detonated a device near a local police checkpoint, according to Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the provincial governor.

"Four security personnel and five civilians have been killed and 12 more, including three security personnel, were wounded," said Khogyani.

There was at least one child among the fatalities, while three others were among those wounded.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack, 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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