Death toll from Afghanistan suicide blast rises to 68

In Afghanistan, the death toll following a  suicide bomb attack in Nangarhar province yesterday has risen to 68, the health department confirmed. The spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar said over 165 persons have also been injured in the bomb attack on protesters.

The spokesperson said a suicide bomber approached the crowded tent where the protesters had gathered and detonated his explosive vest. The demonstrators had gathered in protest over the appointment of a local police chief. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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