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Afghanistan: Blast in Rodat district leaves 20 dead, 16 injured

By Vikas

A major blast in Afghanistan's Rodat district has left at least 20 people dead, reported TOLO News. The explosion is said to have taken place in Nanagarhar area.

Governor's spokesman said their findings show that the explosion was a suicide bombing that claimed the lives of 20 people including Taliban, civilians and security forces. 16 others have been wounded, reported TOLO news

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On June 5, an IED blast was reported close to a girl's school in center of Ghanikhil district in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province.

On June 4, at least 14 people were killed and 17 others injured in a blast in Afghanistan's capital Kabul. Among the dead are seven religious scholars and four security personnel. The blast took place at a gathering of Ulemas in Kabul. Ulemas or the Muslim scholars had gathered at Polytechnic University in Kabul when the blast took place. The meeting was being held under the traditional tent of the Loya Jirga, also known as the council of elders, said reports.

On May 13, at least six people were killed and close to 20 injured in a suicide attack in the city of Jalalabad, Afghanistan. Terrorists had stormed a government building and detonated bombs. There were two explosions near the city's directorate of finance, Nangarhar provincial governor's spokesman Attaullah Khogyani told AFP, adding that "a number of attackers" had entered the building.

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