Eight Afghan Forces Killed in Nangarhar Blast: Official

At least eight security forces were killed in a car bomb blast that targeted a civil order forces unit in Shirzad district of Nangarhar province on Saturday morning, the provincial governor’s office confirmed.

The civil order forces unit operates under the Afghan National Army, according to local officials.

The explosion took place in the Gandumak area in Shirzad district, a statement by the Nangarhar governor’s office read.

Meanwhile, Obaidullah Shinwari, the deputy head of the provincial council in Nangarhar, said that at least 14 security force members were killed in the attack.

Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

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