Death Toll Rises To 32 In Nangarhar Explosion

Death Toll Rises To 32 In Nangarhar Explosion

A suicide attack on protesters in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday killed at least 32 people, officials said, as an uptick in violence across the war-torn country dampens hopes for peace talks and elections.

The attack took place on the main highway between the provincial capital, Jalalabad, and the Torkham border crossing with Pakistan.

The incident, the fourth attack to hit the region on Tuesday, took place around 1 pm, when an insurgent detonated a bomb he was carrying in his vest in the Momand Darah district, said Attaullah Khogyanai, spokesperson for Nangarhar governor.

It was unclear whether the attacker knew the nature of the protest.

Provincial health director Najibullah Kamawal and Khogyani both confirmed the latest casualty toll.

He said the protestors asked for dismissal of Bilal Pacha, a commander of local police force members in Achin district, an area close to Mohmad Dara district. The details of the complaint against the police chief were not immediately clear.

The deadly suicide attack came hours after multiple bombings targeted schools in Nangarhar's capital, Jalalabad.

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There has been no claim of responsibility for any of the attacks, but the Taliban and the Islamic State (IS) group are active in Nangarhar.

The fighting has dampened optimism that had been tentatively growing as Afghan and global players ratchet up efforts to convince the Taliban to negotiate an end to the 17-year conflict.

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

It comes after separate reports this morning of a teenager being killed and four injured in a series of explosions in the Behsud district of the province.

A 14-year-old student was killed and four others wounded in the first attack, he said.

In the northern province of Sar-e Pul, hundreds of armed men assembled to boost the city's defenses as security forces fought to push the Taliban back from the city center, said Zabihullah Amani, the provincial governor's spokesman.

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