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Afghanistan: 18 people killed, 49 injured in suicide bomb attack

In Afghanistan, 18 people were killed and 49 others injured in a suicide attack in Jalalabad today which targetted a crowd celebrating the Eid holiday.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the suicide attack in Jalalabad city, outside the office of the Nangarhar provincial governor.

Nangarhar provincial health director Najibullah Kamawal said, some of the injured are in serious condition and death toll could rise.

The Islamic State group, which was not part of the truce, had claimed an even deadlier blast near the city a day earlier.

Further dampening hopes for peace after jubilant scenes during the ceasefire over the Muslim holiday, the Taliban announced they would not be extending the truce beyond tonight.

Source: AIR