Toll from eastern Afghan blast rises to 68

Men shout slogans against terrorists after a suicide attack among the protesters in Momandara district of Nangarhar province Afghanistan Tuesday Sept. 11 2018

Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor said the all 32 people killed in the attack were innocent civilians gathered for a protest.

A minimum of 50 people died in a bomb explosion in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday, TOLONews channel reported in Twitter quoting a deputy president of the provincial Council.

Officials and elders said Tuesday's attack targeted a gathering to protest against a police commander.

There has been no claim of responsibility for the massacre, but the Islamic State group, which has carried out most of the recent suicide bombings in Afghanistan, is active in the province.

Officials have said violence is likely to intensify before parliamentary elections next month and a presidential election in April.

After seizing a military base in Sar-e-Pul, Taliban fighters were closing in on the provincial capital in a situation that could result in "disaster" if reinforcements were not sent, the area's police chief Abdul Qayom Baqizoy warned on Monday.

A suicide bomber targeted protestors in Momand Dara district in Nangarhar province on Tuesday killing 19 people.

A suicide bomber attacked a protest in the district Mohmand Gift.

"We went with other boys to see what had happened after we heard an explosion near the girls' school", 12-year-old Elyas told AFP from his hospital bed.

Two air strikes in Baghlan province on Tuesday followed six the day before and American advisers were on the ground supporting Afghan troops, the spokesman added. An hour later, there used to be a blast from a automobile stuffed with explosives cease to the gym, which killed emergency provider staff, journalists and civilians on the scene of the principle bombing.Taliban insurgents are accountable for a variety of the rising assortment of casualties across Afghanistan.



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