Suicide Attack 'Kills At Least 25' Amid Afghan Cease-Fire With Taliban

Afghan officials say a suicide bomber has killed at least 25 people in the eastern province of Nangarhar by blowing himself up at a gathering of Taliban and government armed forces marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan with a cease-fire. The deadly blast on June 16, which Islamic State (IS) militants claimed responsibility for, occurred around the time Afghan President Ashraf Ghani was announcing an extension of the cease-fire with the Taliban and urged the militant group to extend its cease-fire as well. Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the Nangarhar governor, told RFE/RL that at least 54 others were also injured in the explosion. Some of those were in critical condition, Khogyani said, adding that it was not clear how many Taliban members were killed or injured..............

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