A suicide bomber attacked an anti-corruption demonstration in eastern Afghanistan Khost province on Thursday, wounding at least 36.
Khost Police commander, Faizullah Ghairat confirmed the incident, saying the incident took place the blast occurred around 10 a.m. in front of the provincial governor’s compound in the city of Khost, in tents which were set for dismissing of Khost governor.
The explosion in the eastern city of Khost also wounded a local member of parliament, Hamayun Hamayoon.
Khost is a volatile province along the border with Pakistan where the Taliban have an entrenched, long-term presence. In recent months, hundreds of thousands of people have arrived in the province fleeing a Pakistani army offensive against Taliban positions across the border.
In the meantime, officials in provincial hospital of Khost said that around 20 killed and 40 injured have been transferred to the hospital.