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Nineteen killed in deadly suicide blast targeting Sikh minority in Afghanistan

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 2 July 2018, 10:49 IST

A suicide bombing hit eastern city of Jalalabad, Afghanistan killing 19 people and 20 injured, official statement. The provincial governor's spokesperson, said, "The blast on Sunday damaged shops and buildings around Mukhaberat square." This blast followed inauguration of a hospital in the provincial capital of Nangarhar by President Ashraf Ghani. 

Nangarhar's police chief Ghulam Sanayi Stanekzai said the deadly explosion happened when a suicide bomber was carrying members of the Sikh minority and travelling to meet the president.

A Spokesman for the Provincial health department of Nangarhar said 19 people had been killed and 20 wounded. Officials also said, "At least 10 of the dead were Sikhs,"

The official also added that the casualties might have been much more if the city would not have been blocked for the presidential visit. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

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First published: 2 July 2018, 10:49 IST
 
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