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Bombing in Afghanistan Kills at Least 68 at Quiet Yell

Bombing in Afghanistan Kills at Least 68 at Quiet Yell

Khogyani said the suicide bomber detonated his vest as he approached a tent where protesters had gathered.

Afghan president Ashraf Ghani strongly condemned the suicide attack against the demonstrators as well as the bomb blasts near schools in Nangarhar.

Gul Majid was among scores of protesters blocking the highway between the provincial capital of Jalalabad and a major Pakistan border crossing when he "heard a big bomb". No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Violence across the country has intensified in recent weeks as the Taliban make gains on the battlefield and IS launches deadly urban attacks.

An apparent ISIS attack against a public protest in the Nangarhar Province has killed at least 32 civilians and wounded 128 others. A number of wounded people are in critical condition, he said.

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Baqizoy compared the threat to the Taliban's extraordinary raid last month on the provincial capital of Ghazni - fighters held large parts of the city located just two hours from Kabul for days.

The attack was one of the worst in Afghanistan for months. "It was followed by two explosions in Behsud district, also near two schools".

In the northern province of Sar-e Pul, hundreds of armed men assembled to boost the city's defences as security forces fought to push the Taliban back from the city centre, said Zabihullah Amani, the provincial governor's spokesman.

In addition, two air strikes were carried out in Baghlan, another northern province on Tuesday, following six the day before and USA advisers were on the ground supporting Afghan troops, the spokesman added. A boy was killed and four others wounded in a double bombing outside a girls' school in restive eastern Afghanistan on September 11, officials and witnesses said, in the latest violence to hit the country.


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