Kabul: In a suicide bombing which was carried out in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar, death toll has risen to 13, Public Health Director Najibullah Kamawal told news agency ANI. Further, 30 others have been reported to be wounded. Also Read - Abu Muhsin Al-Masri, Al-Qaeda's Second-in-command on FBI's Most Wanted List Killed by Afghan Security Forces
The attack comes at a time when campaigning for parliamentary elections slated for October 20 has already started. Also Read - Even Pakistan, Afghanistan Handled Covid-19 Better: Rahul Gandhi Takes a Dig at Govt Over IMF Projections
In an earlier incident on June 17, at least 15 people were killed and 45 others wounded as an explosion rocked a provincial governor’s office after a meeting between Afghan officials and Taliban members. “The initial information found a terrorist blew his explosive jacket up at the gate of the building roughly at 3.15 p.m. local time when people were leaving the building when the meeting ended,” a security source told Xinhua news agency. Also Read - Afghanistan: 15 Feared Dead as Two Air Force Helicopters Collide in Nawa
The government announced a seven-day ceasefire from June 12 to encourage the Taliban to support the national reconciliation process. Reciprocating the step, the armed group announced a three-day truce from the first day of Eid-ul-Fitr, Friday, to the end of Sunday.