Blast targets Taliban truck in eastern Afghan city

Local media said that a bomb targeted a pickup truck carrying Taliban fighters in the Afghan city of Jalalabad on Sunday, a day after at least two people were killed in a succession of explosives in the vicinity.

Witnesses informed local media that numerous Taliban fighters were injured and brought to the hospital following the explosion, which one journalist said occurred near a transportation intersection between Kabul and the capital.

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More information was not immediately available.

On Saturday, at least two individuals were murdered in Jalalabad in the first deadly explosions since the last US troops left Afghanistan on August 30.

Nangarhar province, the heartland of the Islamic State’s Afghanistan branch, has its capital in the eastern city.

Despite the fact that both IS and the Taliban are hardcore Sunni Islamist terrorists, they have diverged on religious and strategic matters. This squabble has resulted in bloodshed between the two.

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