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University student killed in Nangarhar bombing

University student killed in Nangarhar bombing

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Jan 26, 2019 - 12:29

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A university student was killed as a result of a magnetic bomb explosion in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province on Saturday morning, an official said.

Attaullah Khogyani, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the explosion occurred in limits of the 9th police district of Jalalabad at 9:10am.

He said the blast resulted from a magnetic bomb attached to the vehicle of a demining NGO. Two people were injured in the bombing, the spokesman added.

Public Healthinfo-icon Department spokesman Inamullah Miakhel told Pajhwok a slightly injured person was evacuated to hospital. But an eyewitness said a young girl sitting in the vehicle was killed.

Another source said the victim of the blast was the daughter of an official of the NGO. She was on her way to the university. There has been no claim of responsibility so far.

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