Two people were dead, two others severely injured and dozens of shops have been destroyed after a fuel tanker caught fire on Turkham-Jalalabad highway in the eastern Nangarhar province, said local authorities.
“The incident took place earlier this morning, around 6:30 AM, in Doo Saraka area of Behsod district along the Turkham-Jalalabad highway”, said Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman of Nangarhar governor.
According to him, the fuel tanker caught fire after explosion of a magnetic bomb which was attached to the vehicle.
He further noted that nearly 30 shops were burned, inflecting huge financial losses to the local residents, after the fire spilled over to neighboring shops.
Later fire fighting authorities of Nangarhar province reported that the fire was restrained at around 7:00 AM local time.