Afghanistan: New death toll of 19 dead in suicide attack against protesters

The suicide bombing that targeted protesters near Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday left 19 dead and 51 wounded, according to a new report reported by an official in Nangahar province.

A previous report stated 8 killed and 35 wounded.

Protesters gathered near the Pakistan border, blocking access, to protest against the appointment of a new police chief, when the suicide bomber blew up his charge.

Tuesday morning in Jalalabad, a double attack on a girls' school resulted in one death and four injuries. A first explosion was heard in front of Malika Omaira girls' school around 8:30 am local time (4:00 GMT).

A second explosion occurred as students from a nearby boys' school rushed to the scene.

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