Student killed in twin bomb attack near Afghanistan girls' school

Smoke rises from a burning tyre at site after a suicide blast ripped through a crowd of protesters in Nanganhar province of Afghanistan on Sept. 11 2018

Smoke rises from a burning tyre at site after a suicide blast ripped through a crowd of protesters in Nanganhar province of Afghanistan on Sept. 11 2018

The men had been protesting over the appointment of a local police chief, provincial governor spokesman Ataullah Khogyani said.

In recent weeks, Nangarhar, the Islamic State terror organization's bastion since it became active in the country in 2015, has faced a large number of attacks targeting elections, the government and civilians. However, the provincial public health directorate said at least 32 people were killed and 128 others were wounded in the explosion. Sohrab Qaderi, a member of the local provincial council, said at least 45 dead and wounded had been taken to local hospitals but added that the toll could rise.

At the end of August, two people died and another four were wounded in a suicide attack during a protest near the office of the electoral commission in the province.

The Taliban denied any involvement in the attack. An hour later, there used to be a blast from a automobile stuffed with explosives cease to the gym, which killed emergency provider staff, journalists and civilians on the scene of the principle bombing.Taliban insurgents are accountable for a variety of the rising assortment of casualties across Afghanistan.

Ashura, the most important Shiite observance, falls on the 10th day of Muharram and is often marred by deadly attacks.

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.

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.

The country's already overstretched security forces will be tasked with protecting thousands of polling stations around the country at a time when they are already struggling to beat back insurgents.

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