15 killed, 30 injured in car bomb explosion in Nangarhar

TEHRAN, Oct. 03 (MNA) – At least 15 people were killed and over 30 others were wounded in a car bomb explosion near the district governor’s compound in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Saturday afternoon, local officials said.

The Nangarhar governor’s spokesman confirmed the casualties and said some gunmen wanted to enter the district governor’s compound but were killed by security forces, Tolo News reported.

Obaidullah Shinwari, member of Nangahar provincial council, said at least eight of those killed in the attack are civilians.

The official did not provide further details.

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