A Taliban official says a roadside bomb has hit a Taliban automobile within the capital of japanese Nangarhar province wounding at the very least one individual.
Nobody instantly claimed duty for the bombing Saturday. The Islamic State group affiliate, which is headquartered in japanese Afghanistan, has mentioned it was behind comparable assaults in Jalalabad final week that killed 12 individuals.
Taliban spokesperson Mohammad Hanif mentioned the individual wounded within the assault is a municipal employee.
An official at Nangarhar provincial hospital mentioned the bomb killed a Taliban militant and wounded seven others, together with 4 civilians. He spoke on situation of anonymity as he was not allowed to talk to media.
The Taliban have battled with IS since its emergence in Afghanistan in 2014. The burgeoning IS affiliate has claimed duty for most up-to-date assaults, together with the horrific bombing exterior the Kabul airport that killed 13 US service personnel and 169 Afghans throughout final month’s chaotic evacuations.