Bomb blast in Afghanistan

Bomb blast in Afghanistan

KABUL - An explosion ripped through a oil tanker in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan leaving at least two people dead, the local officials said.

The incident took place on Jalalabad-Torkham highway at around 6 am local time today after a magnetic bomb planted in the oil tanker went off, Khaama Press has reported.

The provincial government media office quoting the governor’s spokesman Attaullah Khogyani said in a statement that two people were also wounded in the blast.

Khogyani has also added that more than thirty shops caught fire after the blast ripped through the oil tanker.

No individual or group including the Taliban and ISIS insurgents has so far claimed responsibility behind the incident.

Nangarhar has been among the relatively calm provinces in East of Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban regime but the anti-government armed militant groups have been attempting to expand their insurgency activities in some of the remote parts of the province during the recent years.