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3 Taliban killed, 4 civilians wounded in Nangarhar blast

3 Taliban killed, 4 civilians wounded in Nangarhar blast

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Jul 05, 2018 - 13:09

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A commander was among three Talibaninfo-icon militants killed while four civilians were wounded in a bomb blast in eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday, an official said.

The explosion took place in the Nawkarkhel locality of Khogyani district at around 9:00am, Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

He said the explosion was triggered by a sticky bomb attached to Taliban commander Hakimullah’s vehicle. Three militants were killed and four civilians slightly wounded.

Ghulam Jan, a resident of the area, said the blast took place when Hakimullah arrived in the area where a fair was being held. The casualties were evacuated to hospital.

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