Afghanistan: Nangarhar suicide attack death toll touches 32

Afghanistan: Nangarhar suicide attack death toll touches 32

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 12 Sep 2018

Kabul, Sept 12 (IBNS): A suicide bomber targeted a protest rally in Momandara district of Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province and killed at least 32 people killed on Tuesday, media reports said on Wednesday.

The incident left 128 others injured.

The governor’s spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, told Pajhwok Afghan News the bombing took place in Daki area of Momandara district on the highway between Jalalabad, the provincial capital, and Torkham border crossing at around 1pm.

The injured people were shifted to Jalalabad Zonal Hospital, Fatima Alzahra Hospital and hospital of Ghanikhel district of the province. 

Public Health Director Dr. Najibullah Kamawal confirmed the Afghanistan-based news agency that 32 dead bodies and 128 wounded people had been evacuated to Nangarhar hospitals from the incident area. 

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack so far.

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has criticised the attack.

The statement quoted Ghani as saying in a Pajhwok Afghan News report: “The imposed war on our country is totally illegitimate, and targeting civilian facilities, mosques, women, children and ordinary people is a crime against humanity.” 


 

Afghanistan: Nangarhar suicide attack death toll touches 32

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