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Bomb blast kills two Afghan security guards in Nangarhar

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At least two security guards have been killed and two others wounded in a bomb blast in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar.

According to provincial police spokesman Hazrat Hussain, the incident occurred in the Roshani Meni area in the provincial capital city of Jalalabad on Monday, where a bomb hit a convoy of security guards with the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC).

However, Babrak Amerzada, a photographer working for Pajhwok Afghan News, said that he saw five wounded people, including a woman, at the scene of the incident.

No group or individual has so far claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Taliban militants have been blamed for such attacks in the past.

Earlier on October 20, at least five people were killed and 25 others wounded in a bomb blast that struck their vehicle in Afghanistan’s northern province of Faryab.

Afghanistan is gripped by insecurity 14 years after the United States and its allies attacked the country in 2001 as part of Washington’s so-called war on terror. Although the Taliban militant group was removed from power as a result of the invasion, many areas in the country are still threatened by insecurity.

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