Sikhs, Hindus among 19 dead in Afghan suicide attack

JALALABAD (AFGHANISTAN): A suicide bomber blew himself up in a city in eastern Afghanistan where President Ashraf Ghani was visiting, killing at least 19 people, many of them Sikhs, officials said today, in the latest violence to rock the country.

The attacker struck a market located hundreds of metres from the provincial governor’s compound where Ghani was holding meetings, Governor spokesman Attaullah Khogyani told reporters.

Among the 19 dead were 12 Sikhs and Hindus, he told reporters. Another 20 people were wounded. (AGENCIES)