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At least 10 killed in blast targeting bus recruits in eastern Afghanistan

AFGHANISTAN (OBSERVATORY) — A suicide bomber targeted a minibus carrying Afghan security force recruits in the eastern city of Jalalabad, killing at least 10 people and wounding 27, local government sources said.

Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for Nangarhar province, said the device exploded in a two-wheeled vehicle. Local sources said the victims included recruits, civilians and a child.

Sohrab Qadri, a member of the Nangarhar provincial council, said some of the injured were in serious condition.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but IS has carried out a series of suicide bombings and attacks on government offices, schools and aid groups in recent years in Jalalabad, the main city of Nangarhar.

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