At least six bomb blasts occurred in the city of Jalalabad of Nangarhar Province on Monday morning as the residents were celebrating the 100th Independence Day, local officials said.
Nangarhar governor Shah Mahmood Miakhel said that the blasts were IEDs that were detonated in different parts of the city.
Nangarhar Public Health Directorate said in a statement that at least 30 people were wounded the in explosions.
No group has so far claimed responsibility for the explosions.
Afghanistan’s Independence Day is celebrated on August 19 every year.
Although Afghanistan was never part of the British Empire, it gained its independence from Britain after the signing of the Anglo-Afghan Treaty in 1919 – a treaty that granted complete neutral relations between Afghanistan and Britain.
And although not having been part of the British Empire, Britain fought three wars in the country.
The First Anglo-Afghan War (1839-1842) led to the defeat of the entire British-led Indian invaders by Afghan forces under Abdur Akbar Khan. The Second Anglo-Afghan War (1878-1880) first saw the British defeated in the Battle of Kandahar only for them to emerge victors – which led to Abdur Rahman Khan becoming the new emir.