8 killed in Afghanistan suicide attack
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.