September 2018 Jalalabad suicide bombing

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September 2018 Jalalabad suicide bombing
Part of War in Afghanistan (2001–present)
Jalalabad is located in Afghanistan
Jalalabad
Jalalabad
Jalalabad (Afghanistan)
LocationJalalabad, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan
Date11 September 2018
Attack type
Suicide bombing
Deaths68
Injured150
Perpetrators ISIL-KP (suspected)

On 11 September 2018, a suicide bomber detonated explosives in a crowd of protesters in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, killing 68 people and injuring over 150 others.[1]

Perpetrators[edit]

Nobody immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing, with the Taliban denying any involvement. Government officials suspected ISIL-KP to be involved, due to an increase in activity by the group in the months prior to the bombing.[2]

Responses[edit]

The United Nations condemned the attack and expressed their deepest condolences to the victims, urging Afghan officials "to combat by all means, threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts".[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Popalzai, Ehsan. "Afghan suicide bombing kills 68 in deadly month for attacks". CNN. Retrieved 2018-07-02.
  2. ^ Ghazi, Zabihullah. "Death Toll in Afghanistan Suicide Bombing Rises to 68, Official Says". time.com. Retrieved 2018-09-12.
  3. ^ Hong'e, Mo. "UN Security Council condemns terror attacks in Afghanistan". www.ecns.cn. Retrieved 2018-09-11.