Five killed, 27 wounded in Afghan triple bombing

Jalalabad—At least five people were killed and 27 others wounded in a triple bombing in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province Friday, provincial officials said.
There was no claim of responsibility for the three bombings in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province, which is a hotbed of IS militancy.
“Five people were martyred in three explosions in different parts of Jalalabad of Nangarhar province this morning,” provincial spokesperson Ataullah Khogyani said.
Khogyani said the first blast was a roadside bomb which detonated outside the house of a senior prison official, Abdul Hakim, killing him and a child and wounding six others.
The second blast came outside the fire brigade office – from where the first rescuers are usually dispatched after an attack – killing three and wounding 21.
Khogyani said the third blast came as people gathered at Hakim’s house after the first blast, but there were no casualties.—AFP

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