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Afghanistan: 10 including a child dead, 27 injured in IED attack

By Vishal S
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Kabul, Oct 07: Ten people, including a child, were killed and 27 injured when an IED kept in a rickshaw exploded in Afghanistan's Jalalabad city on Monday.

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IED was kept in an autorickshaw to target a minibus carrying recruits for the Afghan security forces.

Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor, told Anadolu Agency a minibus carrying young army recruits from provincial capital Jalalabad to the country's capital Kabul was targeted with an IED planted in an autorickshaw. He confirmed at least nine soldiers and a child got killed and 28 others were injured in the attack, said reports.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but Jalalabad is the scene of frequent attacks by the Taliban and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) group, Reuters reported.

TOLO News reported that explosion took place in PD3 of the city near a minibus that belonged to an Afghan National Army recruitment center.

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