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Student killed in twin bomb attack near Afghanistan girls' school

Student killed in twin bomb attack near Afghanistan girls' school

A minimum of 50 people died in a bomb explosion in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday, TOLONews channel reported in Twitter quoting a deputy president of the provincial Council.

The demonstrators had gathered in protest over the appointment of a local police chief.

The attack comes amid surge of strikes by the Islamic State and Taliban insurgents elsewhere in the country since last week in which more than 200 people have been killed.

Afghanistan's parliamentary elections are due in October this year. They were taken to hospitals in the city of Jalalabad.

People transfer an injured man to a local hospital after a suicide attack in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangahar province, Afghanistan, Sept. 11, 2018.

The Taliban denied any involvement.

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The death toll could be higher and the number of injured is estimated to be more than 100.

"One blast went off at the entrance of Malika Omaira girls' school in the morning, killing a 14-year-old boy and wounding four other people".

Reports earlier on Tuesday spoke about a chain of explosions near three schools in Nangarhar.

In the northern province of Sar-e Pul, hundreds of armed men assembled to boost the city's defences as security forces fought to push the Taliban back from the city centre, said Zabihullah Amani, the provincial governor's spokesman.

US air forces have conducted a number of strikes in northern Afghanistan as the fighting has picked up in recent days, with three strikes in Sar-e Pul on Monday, a spokesman for USA forces in Afghanistan said. An hour later, there used to be a blast from a automobile stuffed with explosives cease to the gym, which killed emergency provider staff, journalists and civilians on the scene of the principle bombing.Taliban insurgents are accountable for a variety of the rising assortment of casualties across Afghanistan.