At least 15 killed in car bomb explosion in Nangarhar

A car bomb explosion rocked Ghanikhail district of Nangarhar province earlier today after insurgents attacked the district government compound.

Nangarhar governor’s spokesman Ataullah Khogyani confirmed the incident and said insurgents stormed the compound after the car bomb was detonated.

However, security forces inside quickly brought the situation under control.

Health officials said however that at least 15 people have died and more than 30 others who were wounded have been taken to local hospitals.

Officials have also stated that at least eight of those killed were civilians.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.