Student killed in twin bomb attack near Afghanistan girls' school

Afghanistan

A suicide bomber on Tuesday targeted a protest in Mohmand Dara district in Nangarhar province.

He also asserted that the number of casualties might be higher as the blast was very powerful.

A teenager was killed and four civilians were wounded in three separate explosions on Tuesday near two schools for girls in Afghan province of Nangarhar, officials said. The Taliban quickly denounced the incident and denied involvement.

A suicide bomber approached the crowded tent where the protesters had gathered and detonated his explosive vest, Mr. Khogyani acknowledged.ImageRescue staff in Nangarhar on Tuesday.

A 12-year-old boy was killed and several children and adults were wounded by a secondary blast that hit first responders and families rushing to the scene of the explosion.

The attack came hours after a double bombing in front of a girls' school in the provincial capital Jalalabad, which killed a boy and wounded four others.

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The violence follows recent diplomatic efforts to end the lengthy war between the Afghan government and the Taliban.

An unprecedented ceasefire in June followed by talks between U.S. officials and Taliban representatives in Qatar in July raised hopes that peace negotiations could bring an end to the fighting.

A part of the taliban based in neighboring Pakistan has indicated to the AFP that he hoped to have further discussions "soon" and rumors are that a new dialogue between the two parties this month.

Tuesday's bombing was one of the worst in Afghanistan for months but security officials have warned that similar attacks are likely if crowds gather for campaign rallies ahead of parliamentary elections in October.

There are already concerns about widespread fraud.

Journalist Ali Latifi has the latest from the capital Kabul.

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