Blast kills 9 soldiers, 1 child in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan

At least ten people, including a child, were killed in an improvised explosive device attack on fresh army cadets in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province on Monday, an official said.

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.

There has been no immediate claim of responsibility for the assault.

Bordering Pakistan’s restive tribal region, the Nangarhar province has been marred by pro-Daesh militancy as well as the Taliban insurgency.
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