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Blast kills 11 civilians on second day of parliamentary elections in Afghanistan

Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor, said the victims of Sunday's blast include six children.   

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: October 21, 2018 13:40 IST ]

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At least 11 civilians were killed on Sunday during Afghanistan's parliamentary elections in the eastern Nangarhar province, officials said today.
 
Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor, said the victims of Sunday's blast include six children. 
 
The attack occurred on the second day of Afghanistan's parliamentary elections, which were extended because of attacks on Saturday and technical issues that caused hours of delays.
 
No one immediately claimed the attack. The Taliban and an Islamic State affiliate are both active in Nangarhar. Afghan civilians are often killed by roadside bombs intended to target security forces.
 
(With AP inputs)

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