At least six civilians were wounded in an explosion close to a mosque in eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday afternoon, local officials confirmed.
The blast took place in PD4 of Jalalabad city of the province after explosives in a motorcycle were detonated, according to provincial governor spokesman Attaullah Khoghyani.
“A child, woman, policeman and three men were wounded in the blast,” Khoghyani said, adding that the victims had been taken to a nearby hospital in the city for treatment.
In the meantime, eyewitnesses said that 13 people were wounded in the blast.
The explosion, which was also close to a voter registration center, caused extensive damage to nearby houses.
However, no group including the Taliban has immediately claimed responsibility for the blast.
Since April 14, the start of the voter registration process, six attacks have now been carried out on election-related facilities across the country.
At least 60 people were killed and 129 others were wounded in a suicide bombing in Kabul at a population registration center a week ago.
Just hours after the Kabul attack, five people were killed and six others wounded in Pul-e-Khumri city in Baghlan province after an IED was detonated at a voter registration center.
Last week’ attack came after three others on election centers in a matter of days.
On Friday, April 20, unknown armed men attacked a voter registration center in Qala-e-Naw, the center of Badghis province, where a police officer assigned to maintain security was killed.
On Thursday, April 19, unknown armed men attacked two police force members in Jalalabad City who were guarding a voter registration center.
The two policemen were killed in the ensuing gunfight.
On Tuesday April 17, unknown armed men attacked a voter registration center in Ghor province and kidnapped three IEC employees and two policemen.
Ghor police spokesman said the attackers were Taliban.