At least 18 people were killed and 45 others were injured as a result of a bomb attack in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar. The attack took place outside the governor’s office in the provincial capital – Jalalabad.
No group has claimed responsibility for the June 17 attack. However, local sources believe that ISIS was behind the bombing. The terrorist group already claimed responsibility for a similar attack, which hit a meeting between members of the Taliban and government forces on June 16.
The both bomb attack took place amid the continued Eid ceasefire between the Taliban and the government, which would not be extended.
On June 17, Taliban Zabihullah Mujahid announced the ceasefire would not be extended.
“The ceasefire ends tonight and our operations will begin. We have no intention to extend the ceasefire,” he said a day after the government’s announcement that it’s ready to extent the ceasefire period.