Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman of Nangarhar governor told Ariana News that the incident took place near a gathering of Hekmatyar when the people were living the area.
The gathering was attended by Mr. Hekmatyar and some other high ranking local officials.
The incident took place around 1:00 PM in front of an Afghan – Turk high in 1th Police District of Jalalabad City, Nangarhar’s capital city.
Approximately an hour later another explosion which was also carried out by an explosive-laden motorcycle reported from Shindand district of the western Herat province.
Jilani Farhad, spokesman of Herat governor said that at least one people was killed and seven others wounded in the incident which took place around 2:00 PM in the center of Shindand district.
No one has claimed responsibility for the attack so far.
Unknown Gunmen Abduct Head of a Private TV in Nangarhar
Engineer Zalmay, the head of a private TV network has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Jalalabad city of Nangarhar, an official said on Tuesday.
Provincial governor spokesman Attaullah Khogyani told Ariana News that Engineer Zalmay, the Head of Enakas Radio and Television Network abducted in PD4 of Jalalabad city while he was on his way from office to home.
According to the official, the armed men have killed his driver after stopping his vehicle.
Mr. Zalmay was in charge of the National Radio and Television of Nangarhar, the state-run network, before the establishment of his private channel.
Nangarhar is among the volatile provinces in east of Afghanistan where both Taliban and Daesh insurgent groups are actively operating in a number of its districts.
Afghan Forces Retake Kohistan District of Faryab Province
Afghan security forces have recaptured Kohistan district of Faryab province late on Friday, an official confirmed.
Mohammad Hanif Rezai, a spokesman for the 209th military corps said that at least 33 Taliban militants including two commanders of the group were killed and 13 others wounded during an operation which was conducted for recapturing of the district.
He added that the Afghan commando forces have destroyed several bases of the insurgents and seized a large number of weapons and ammunitions.
According to the official, forces from the NATO-led Resolute Support mission also assisted the Afghan forces during the operation.
Faryab is among the insecure provinces in northern Afghanistan where the Taliban militants are actively operating in a number of its districts and usually carrying out attacks against government forces.
Taliban has not made a comment about the report yet.
Bomb Blast Targets Voter Registration Center in Jalalabad City
A bomb blast has reportedly targeted a voter registration center in the 4th Police District of Jalalabad, the capital city of the eastern Nangarhar province.
The voter registration center was established in a mosque in the area where many residential houses also located in.
“One policeman and seven civilians were wounded in the incident”, spokesperson of Nangarhar governor, Attaullah Khogyani told Ariana News.
According to the local official, the explosives had been placed in a Zarang type motorcycle and the vehicle exploded through a remote control instrument in the area.
He further noted that all the wounded people have already been transferred to the provincial hospital in Jalalabad City.
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