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Number of explosions reported in eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad

Attaullah Khogyani, the provincial government spokesman, said the explosion was reported in the third police district of Jalalabad city but that the exact type and target were unclear.


Reuters 28 Jul 2018, 07:36 AM Afghanistan

A number of explosions were reported in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad and gunshots could be heard in the area of the blasts, local officials said on Saturday.

Attaullah Khogyani, the provincial government spokesman, said the explosion was reported in the third police district of Jalalabad city but that the exact type and target were unclear.

Smoke could be seen rising from the site as security forces and ambulances rushed to the scene but there was no immediate word on casualties.

The attack is the latest in a series to have hit Jalalabad in recent weeks.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility but recent attacks have been claimed by Islamic State, which has a stronghold in the surrounding province of Nangarhar, on the border with Pakistan.

(Reporting by Ahmad Sultan, Rafiq Shirzad Editing by Shri Navaratnam and Michael Perry)

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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