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Suicide attack kills nine in Jalalabad

13 Jun 2019 1TV News

2019-06-13 | 1 hour ago

An explosion went off in Afghanistan's eastern Jalalabad city on Thursday, killing at least nine people, officials said.

The blast, triggered by a suicide bomber, happened near a security checkpoint in Police District 6 of the city.

At least nine people were killed while 12 others wounded in the blast,the provincial governor's office said in a statement.

Those killed included five civilians - one of them a child - and four security forces. Injuries included nine civilians and three forces, the statement said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

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