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Botched suicide attack on Nangarhar MP leaves 3 dead

KABUL: Three persons were killed and 13 others wounded when the convoy of Wolesi Jirga member Faridoon Momand came under suicide attack in Jalalabad City, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province on Friday, officials said.

Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, the governor’s spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the attack on Momand took place late Friday close to Kama district but the MP escaped unhurt.

Momand was on his way to Jalalabad City from Kama district when a suicide bomber riding an explosive-laden car attacked MP’s convoy near Kama Bridge.

Humayun Zahir, director of Nangarhar Civil Hospital, said receiving three dead bodies and 14 others wounded, with most of them in critical condition.

Asadullah, an eyewitness, said that the suicide bomber exploded his car when Momand’s car crosses the bridge. No group so far claimed responsibility for the attack. (PAN)

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