Kabul: At least 10
people were killed and a dozen injured Monday when a suicide bomber blew
up his car packed with explosives near the airport in Afghanistan's
Jalalabad city, police said.
"A suicide bomber blew his
explosive-laden vehicle near the gate of Jalalabad city airport this
morning. Ten people, including the suicide bomber, were killed and 12
others were injured," provincial police chief, Abdullah Stanekzai, told
Jalalabad is the provincial capital of eastern Afghan
province of Nangarhar.
He said five civilians, two army soldiers
and two local security guards were among the dead.
and six Afghan soldiers were among the injured, said the police chief.
cars were damaged in the blast that occurred at around 7 a.m.
has claimed responsibility for the attack.