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Explosion rocks Jalalabad city on third day of ceasefire

02 Aug 2020 Ariana News

An explosion rocked Jalalabad city this evening – on what is the third and final day of the ceasefire between the Afghan government and the Taliban.  The explosion, believed to be a car bomb, happened at 6.44pm in PD4, next to the Jalalabad prison, officials said.  Early reports indicate there are casualties but no details have yet been released.  However, Zahir Adel, a Jalalabad hospital spokesman, said wounded people were currently being taken to the hospital.  Local sources also said that the attack is ongoing and gunshots can be heard in the area.  The Taliban was quick to deny responsibility for the explosion. The group’s spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said on Twitter: “The attack and shooting in Jalalabad did not belong to the Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate”. This incident comes on the third and final day of a three day Eid al-Adha ceasefire that was called last week by both the Afghan government and the Taliban.   

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