Multiple explosions rip through eastern region of Afghanistan

As the country marked the 100th anniversary of its independence, a series of explosions hit public places in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, where at least 63 people were wounded.

Mubarez Atal, spokesperson for police chief of eastern Nangarhar province, said that four bombings struck Jalalabad city, and a bomb went off in Khogyani district of the province.

He added that bombings distributed celebration of Independence Day in the city of Jalalabad.

In eastern Laghman province a missile hit a ceremony that was held to mark the Independence Day. Shafiullah Afghanyar, spokesman for police chief of Laghman province, confirmed that a missile attack wounded six people including a child.

So far, no group or individual has claimed responsibility for the attacks across the country.

The Islamic State and the Taliban group control swaths of the eastern region of the country.

This came as earlier the Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a wedding hall in Kabul, where 63 people were killed and 183 others were wounded. The victims were all civilians.