Fidayeen Attack Kills 11 Injures 15 in Afghanistan


Jalalabad: A bomb blast rocked Jalababad city in Afghanistan on Sunday, reports said. At least 11 people were killed and  another 15 injured in the suicide attack.

Explosion reported in PD3 Jalalabad, Nangarhar (Afghanistan). Early reports indicate it was close to provincial council member Obaidullah Shinwari’s house. Several casualties have been reported from the explosion, however the exact number has yet to be confirmed.

On January 13, Afghan security forces exchanged fire with gunmen barricaded in a house near the Pakistan consulate in the eastern city of Jalalabad after a suicide bomber blew himself up, killing as many as seven people and wounding two, officials said.

The latest in a series of suicide attacks in Afghanistan comes amid renewed efforts to restart peace talks with the Taliban and ease diplomatic tensions between India and Pakistan.