A deadly blast ripped through a gathering in eastern Nangarhar province as dozens of Taliban group members, civilians, and security personnel were celebrating Eid Al-Fitr and the historic ceasefire.
The incident took place at around 5:30 pm local time in the vicinity of Rodat district.
Provincial governor’s spokesman Ataullah Khogyani confirmed the incident and said at least twenty people including Taliban members, civilians, and security personnel were killed in the blast.
He said several others have also sustained injuries during the incident but did not elaborate further regarding the exact number.
In the meantime, another official said at least twenty five people were killed and nearly fifty others sustained injuries in the explosion.
The type of the explosion has not been ascertained so far but preliminary reports indicate it was a suicide attack.
No individual or group has so far claimed responsibility behind the incident.
Source The Khaama Press