Blasts near girls' schools in Afghanistan kill teen

Blasts near girls' schools in Afghanistan kill teen

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

At least 19 people were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up among protesters in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, an official said, in the latest violence to hit the country.

The local Salam Afghanistan radio reported that the residents of the Daka region were protesting against the local pro-government militia commander when the attack took place.

Relatives and family members of Tuesday's victims have continued blocking the highway, according to local witnesses.

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Afghan president Ashraf Ghani strongly condemned the suicide attack against the demonstrators in Nangarhar.

A number of dead bodies were directly taken to their homes by relatives and, therefore, not counted in Tuesday's figures, the official added. The Taliban denied involvement.

Officials have warned violence is likely to intensify ahead of parliamentary elections next month and a presidential election in April. Earlier estimates put the death toll at 32. "There used to be no fast explain of responsibility for any of the four assaults there.CreditReuters "The suicide attacker obtained out of a white automobile and ran in opposition to the protesters" tent", acknowledged Sayed Qayoom, a gape reached by cell phone. AFP said an explosion near a school in Jalalabad, the capital of the province, killed a boy and left four adults injured. That blast was later followed by two others in Behsud district, also near two schools.

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.

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