Afghanistan: Car bombing leaves several dead, wounded
At least four people were killed in Afghanistan when an explosive device planted on the side of the road exploded targeting a car belonging to the Taliban.
A car carrying civilians was blown up in Ghani Khel district of Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan on Monday morning, causing deaths and injuries, local media reported.
The Bakhtar news agency said the exact number of victims is still unknown, adding that local security officials arrived on the scene and began investigating the incident.
Later, press sources said that at around nine o'clock, at least four people were killed and 28 others wounded when an explosive device planted on the side of the road exploded targeting a car belonging to the Taliban in Shergarh Bazar, Shinwari district, eastern Nangarhar province.
#BREAKING : Today Around 9 clock Morning At least four people have been killed and 28 others injured in a roadside bomb blast which targeted Taliban vehicle in Shirgar Bazar the Shinwari district of eastern #Nangarhar province. #Afghanistan . Hospital source confirmed pic.twitter.com/Xy8imyD5fZ— Abdulhaq Omeri (@AbdulhaqOmeri) June 20, 2022
Since reclaiming power in the country in August 2021, the Taliban movement has been battling a local chapter of IS, which is believed to be responsible for the majority of terrorist attacks and bomb explosions in Afghanistan.