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Afghanistan suicide blast: Death toll rises to 68

Kabul: The death toll from the suicide bomb attack in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar on Tuesday has risen to 68, a government official said today.

The provincial governor’s spokesman Attaullah Khogyani said, over 165 persons have also been injured in the bomb attack on protesters.

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

The demonstrators had gathered in protest over the appointment of a local police chief. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Afghanistan’s parliamentary elections are due in October this year.

Also Read: 2 Killed In Blast Near Election Office In Afghanistan

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