Jalalabad bomb attack kills 10, wounds 27


JALALABAD -- At least 10 people were killed and 27 wounded on Monday (October 7) when a bomb hit a bus carrying army recruits in Jalalabad, Nangarhar Province, an official told AFP.

A bomb had been left on a motorcycle that detonated as the bus passed, Nangarhar governor spokesman Ataullah Khogyani said.

"Unfortunately, 10 civilians including a child were killed and 27 were wounded in this incident," he said.

It was not immediately clear how many army recruits had been wounded, or if they were being counted as civilians.

Nasrat Rahimi, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry, confirmed the toll.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but Jalalabad is the scene of frequent attacks by the Taliban and the "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" (ISIS).

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