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8 killed in Afghanistan suicide attack

At least eight people were killed in a in eastern on Saturday, an official confirmed.

Governor spokesman told Anadolu Agency the bombing took place in the family area of Jalalabad in province.

He confirmed an Afghan local police mini-truck was attacked, and civilians, including children are among those killed and a number of others injured.

"Those are responsible for the bloodshed and killing who did not accept our just calls for peace, consensus of the ulema [religious scholars] and sermon of the al-Ḥaramayn as-Sarifayn [holy mosques in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia]", President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said while condemning the attack he blamed on the Taliban.

There has been no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

Lying at a distance of less than 60 miles (100 kilometers) east of Kabul, Nangarhar province is marred by pro-Daesh militancy and the Taliban insurgency.

The groups have bastions in the Khogyani and Shinwari regions and other districts of the province along the disputed Durand Line border with Pakistan.

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