Toll from eastern Afghan blast rises to 68

Afghan suicide bombing kills 68 in deadly month for attacks

Afghanistan attack: Nangarhar suicide blast toll soars

It is common in Afghanistan that the provincial or government do not agree on the balance of victims in terrorist attacks or disasters, or as balance sheets evolve in the following days.

The death toll from a suicide attack on Afghan protesters has soared to 68, officials said Wednesday, as violence flares across the country ahead of elections and Muharram.

The bombing happened when a group from the district of Achin came to Momandara district to block the main highway between the capital Jalalabad and the Torkham border with Pakistan.

A delegation from Kabul is heading to the province to probe the attack with a focus on its motive and if there is a connection to the local police commander Bilal Shah, a provincial official said by phone on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation. The Taliban quickly denounced the incident and denied involvement.

Two of the blasts occurred in Behsood district in early morning, killing a 14-year old boy and wounding three others, the provincial governor's spokesperson Attaullah Khogyanai was quoted as saying by Efe news.

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An Afghan wounded boy receives treatment at a hospital following multiple explosions in Jalalabad on September 11, 2018.

A wave of violence across Afghanistan in recent weeks has claimed the lives of hundreds of civilians and security forces, as the Taliban makes gains on the battlefield and IS launches deadly urban attacks.

Another official Sohrab Qaderi, a member of the Nangarhar provincial council, said at least 56 bodies were taken to hospital, with 43 more wounded.

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

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