At Least Twelve Dead in Attack Afghanistan. An attack in the Afghan city of Jalalabad has cost the lives of at least twelve people. About twenty people were wounded, posted by the Press Cube.
The explosion was the work of a suicide bomber who blew himself up near a vehicle with Sikhs (followers of the monotheistic religion of Sikhism). The attack has not yet been claimed.
Due to a visit by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, parts of the city were shut down. If that were not the case, the death toll could have been much higher, the authorities say.
Ghani ended the unilateral cease-fire with the radical Islamic Taliban at the end of June. He called on Taliban fighters to agree to peace talks. The Afghan government had inserted a fire break until June 20 and extended it by ten days.
The Taliban also laid down arms in mid-June due to the Sugar Festival but did not extend the file.