Roadside bomb kills 11 in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province

WION Web Team Kabul, Afghanistan Oct 21, 2018, 02.00 PM(IST)

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No one immediately claimed the attack. The Taliban and an Islamic State affiliate are both active in Nangarhar. 

At least 11 people have been killed and several others wounded in a bomb attack in the eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

The attack occurred on the second day of Afghanistan's parliamentary elections, which were extended because of attacks on Saturday and technical issues that caused hours of delays.

Earlier on yesterday, nearly 170 Afghans were killed or wounded in poll-related violence as the legislative election turned chaotic with many polling centres opening hours late — or not at all — due to technical glitches and lack of staff.

No one immediately claimed the attack. The Taliban and an Islamic State affiliate are both active in Nangarhar. Afghan civilians are often killed by roadside bombs intended to target security forces.

(With inputs from agencies)