Student killed in twin bomb attack near Afghan girls school

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The militants have answered by conducting assaults in city amenities and against lightly defended targets.The assaults on Tuesday brought to six the assortment of colleges attacked within the province in contemporary months.

The death toll from a suicide bomb attack on a protest gathering in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday has gone up to 68 and with another 165 wounded, the number of dead could rise further, according to a government official.

Nangarhar province, on the border with Pakistan, has been one of the most volatile regions in Afghanistan this year, with a string of suicide bombings and attacks on the provincial capital Jalalabad.

It is reported that the terrorist Taliban has denied any involvement in the explosion.

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Local officials said the wounded were taken to Jalalabad hospitals.

It was the deadliest attack since an ambulance packed with explosives detonated in a crowded street in the heart of Kabul in January, killing more than 100 people, mostly civilians.

Afghan policemen arrive at the site of a suicide bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan on August 15, 2018.

Violence across the country has intensified in recent weeks as the Taliban make gains on the battlefield and IS launches deadly urban attacks.

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According to a united Nations report published in mid-July, the number of civilians killed in Afghanistan in the first six months of the year reached a record high of almost 1,700 dead, due in majority to the attacks of the AES, the worst record in ten years, according to the UN.

In all three blasts, the attackers targeted schools for girls, said provincial council member Zabihullah Zmarai. Earlier estimates put the death toll at 32.

A suicide bomber attacked a protest in the district Mohmand Gift.

In addition to the strikes against the protesters, three schools in the area were also hit.

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The first explosion happened in front of Malika Omaira girls' school in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province, at around 8:30 am (0400 GMT), provincial governor spokesman Ataullah Khogyani told AFP.

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