YEMEN Press Agency

Over 60 people killed, wounded in suicide bombing in eastern Afghanistan

SANAA, June 18 (YPA)- At least 15 people were killed and 45 others injured in Subside bombing attack targeted the Governor’s office East Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province after a meeting was held between Afghan officials and Taliban members in the provincial capital of Jalalabad on Sunday.

“The preliminary information is that a terrorist detonated his explosive vest at the gate of the building at around 3:15 p.m. local time when the people were leaving the building at the end of the meeting,” a security official said.

He said the total death toll is likely to rise as many of the injured were in critical condition.

The government announced a seven-day ceasefire from June 12 to encourage the Taliban to support the national reconciliation process.

In response to the move, the militant group declared a three-day truce from the first day of Eid al-Fitr Friday to the end of Sunday.

Twenty-six people were killed and 54 others injured on Saturday in another similar incident on the outskirts of Jalalabad, for which ISIL terrorist groups claimed responsibility.

Among the dead and wounded were members of the Taliban, civilians and security forces.

On Saturday, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani would extend the ceasefire