JALALABAD — At least 13 people were killed when a suicide bomber struck the home of a prominent politician in Jalalabad Sunday, officials said.
This is the second deadly attack in the eastern Afghan city in less than a week.
The Taliban took the responsibility for the bombing, which also left 14 people wounded on the eve of a new round of four-country negotiations aimed at restarting peace talks with the insurgents.
The latest attack came during a “jirga”, an assembly of tribal leaders, at the home of politician Obaiduallah Shinwari, who escaped unscathed.
“Thirteen people were killed and 14 others injured when a suicide bomber targeted the house of Shinwari,” said a statement from the governor of Nangarhar province, of which Jalalabad is the capital.
Shinwari is a well-known member of Nangarhar’s provincial council and his family is said to be actively involved in local politics.
7 injured in Dhading truck-microbus collision
DHADING — Seven passengers were injured after a microbus and a truck collided head-on at Baireni in Galchhi rural municipality-6, Dhading on Thursday morning.
The cement loaded truck(Na 5 Kha 7386) en route to Kathmandu from Gajuri collided with the microbus(Ga 1 Kha 2966) coming from Pokhara from Kathmandu.
Driver of microbus along with other six have sustained injuries. Other injured are Ramendra Bishwokarma and Purna Kumari Gurung of Syangja, Aasha Gurung, Aarapi Gurung and Bibek Poudel of Kathmandu, Anju Chaudhary of Kaski and Suman Gurung of Lamjung, according to Area Police Office, Gajuri.Follow @gorkhapost