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‘Daesh bomb’ kills 7 civilians in Nangarhar

‘Daesh bomb’ kills 7 civilians in Nangarhar

Jul 01, 2017 - 00:41

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Seven civilians were killed and five others wounded on Friday when a roadside bomb tore through their vehicle in eastern Nangarhar province.

The blast took place in Badar Dara area of Achin district at about 12pm, said Attaullah Khogyani, the provincial government spokesman.

He said the injured had been evacuated to the hospital in nearby Ghanikhel district.

The official said there were no children or women among the victims, accusing Daesh or Islamic State militant group of planting the homemade device.

But a security official in Achin district, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told Pajhwok Afghan News the dead included two children and as many women.

He said the injured also included one child and two women who were travelling in a pick-up vehicle.

A resident of the area, Lal Nabi, put the toll at nine dead and 12 wounded, saying all were civilians and passengers.

No anti-government group has so far come forward to assert responsibility for the roadside bombing.

The incident comes after security officials said airstrikes by Afghan security forces killed 20 Daesh militants in the Achin district.