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Intelligence official killed in Jalalabad bombing

Intelligence official killed in Jalalabad bombing

Mar 05, 2012 - 16:40

JALALABAD (PANinfo-icon): A man was killed and a dozen others were injured in a suicide attack in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, on Monday afternoon.

An official at police headquarters, Abdullah Talwar, told Pajhwok Afghan News the bomber blew himself up in front of the Radio Television Afghanistaninfo-icon (TRA) office at the Pukhtunistan Square of the city at around 3:30 pm.

A number of civilians and policemen were injured in the incident, but he had no exact figure, Talwar added.

One dead body and 12 injured people have been brought to the Jalalabad Civil Hospital, according to a doctor on duty, Afandi Agha. He did not say anything about the condition of the wounded people.

A statement from the Ministry of Interior in Kabulinfo-icon said the man killed in the attack was an official of the Reaction Unit at the National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon). Another official of same unit, a policeman and eight civilians were injured.

The Governor House is at a distance of almost 200 meters from the site. Security forces have cordon off the area.



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