Four killed in bomb attack in eastern Afghanistan

Four people were killed and three injured Saturday in a bomb attack in Jalalabad city, the provincial capital of Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan, police said.

IANS| Last Updated: Jun 21, 2014, 21:55 PM IST

Kabul: Four people were killed and three injured Saturday in a bomb attack in Jalalabad city, the provincial capital of Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan, police said.

The blast occurred when an improvised bomb planted in a garbage box went off through remote control, Xinhua quoted provincial police spokesman Hazrat Husain Mashriqiwal as saying.

The casualties include a police officer and three civilians, the spokesman said.

Police has launched an operation to arrest the culprits behind the incident.

The three wounded were shifted to a hospital in the city.

The attack follows Thursday`s attack on a US forces` supply base in Torkham in the same Nangarhar province, that killed three Taliban militants.