Student killed in twin bomb attack near Afghan girls school

Smoke rises from a burning tyre at site after a suicide blast ripped through a crowd of protesters in Nanganhar province of Afghanistan on Sept. 11 2018

Smoke rises from a burning tyre at site after a suicide blast ripped through a crowd of protesters in Nanganhar province of Afghanistan on Sept. 11 2018

Nangarhar province, on the border with Pakistan, has been one of the most volatile regions in Afghanistan this year, with a string of suicide bombings and attacks on the provincial capital Jalalabad.

A delegation from Kabul is heading to the province to probe the attack with a focus on its motive and if there is a connection to the local police commander Bilal Shah, a provincial official said by phone on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.

No any other group immediately claimed responsibility but both Taliban insurgents and the Islamic State are active in eastern Afghanistan, especially in Nangarhar province.

Khogyani said, a suicide bomber approached the crowded tent where the protesters had gathered and detonated his explosive vest.

An apparent ISIS attack against a public protest in the Nangarhar Province has killed at least 32 civilians and wounded 128 others.

Violence across the country has intensified in recent weeks as the Taliban make gains on the battlefield and IS launches deadly urban attacks.

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The dead and wounded were rushed to several hospitals in the back of pickup trucks and ambulances, overwhelming doctors and nurses as they struggled to cope with the huge number of casualties.

In all three blasts, the attackers targeted schools for girls, said provincial council member Zabihullah Zmarai.

"The deadly suicide attack came hours after multiple bombings targeted schools in Jalalabad".

This was the fourth attack of the day, after a 14-year-old died and four civilians were injured in three separate explosions near two girls' schools in Nangarhar.

High-intensity, explosion, claimed by the taliban, had literally shaken the city, which shattered the glass around in a district, however, assumed to be well-kept, which houses many official buildings or sensitive, including embassies.

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