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10/07/2018 12:05 SAST | Updated 10/07/2018 12:05 SAST

Suicide Bomber Kills 10 In Afghanistan's City Of Jalalabad

Most of the victims were children, who were working in a car wash close to the suicide bombing site.

KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide bomber blew himself up on Tuesday in the Afghan city of Jalalabad, killing at least 10 people, government officials said, but no militant group has yet claimed reponsibility for the attack.

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An Afghan policeman inspects damaged vehicles after a suicide attack in Jalalabad city, Afghanistan July 10, 2018. REUTERS/Parwiz

Inamullah Miakhel, a spokesman for the provincial health department in the eastern city, confirmed the death of 10 people and said four wounded people were taken to a hospital.

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An Afghan policeman inspects the site of a suicide attack in Jalalabad city, Afghanistan July 10, 2018. REUTERS/Parwiz

The attacker detonated his explosives near a petrol station, causing a large fire, officials said.

"Most of the victims were children, who were working in a car wash close to the suicide bombing site," said Sohrab Qaderi, a member of the provincial council.

Eight cars were burnt in the explosion.

Reporting by Ahmad Sultan, Qadir Sediqi; Writing by Rupam Jain; Editing by Robert Birsel and Clarence Fernandez