2 Civilians, 2 Police Injured in Nangarhar Blast


At least two civilians and two policemen were injured in a blast in eastern Nangarhar province early Saturday, local officials said.

The incident took place at about 9:30am local time in Jalalabad, the capital of the province after a bomb, which was placed in a wall near the police headquarters, exploded injuring two civilians and two policemen, a spokesman for Provincial Governor, Ahmad Zia Abdulzai said.

The injured were taken to a nearby hospital in the city. Police have started investigations into the blast, he said.

But officials at the Nangarhar hospital said that “bodies have been transferred to the hospital and six other people were injured.”

However, officials did not provide further details.

No group including the Taliban has claimed responsibility for the blast.

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