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.