JALALABAD : A bomb attack wounded 16 people Sunday in an eastern Afghan city hit a day earlier by a deadly suicide blast targeting the Indian consulate, officials said.
The remote-controlled device exploded in Jalalabad as a vehicle passed
carrying state prosecutor Abdul Qayoom, local government spokesman Ahmad Zia Abdulzai told AFP.
The powerful explosion in the city centre wounded Qayoom, his driver and
four guards and 10 civilians, Abdulzai said.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing, which followed a deadly suicide attack on the Indian consulate in the same city on Saturday which killed nine civilians, most of them children studying the Koran in a nearby mosque.
That attack, a car bombing, remains unclaimed as the Taliban denied
involvement soon afterwards. The Taliban and their Al-Qaeda allies are behind most of the bombings which have plagued life in Afghanistan since the ousting of the Islamists from power in a US-led invasion in late 2001.(thenews.com)