Jalalabad is the capital of eastern Nangarhar province in Afghanistan. It is located at the junction of the Kabul River and Kunar River. It is linked by an approximately 130 kilometres highway with the Peshawar to the east. A spokesman for the provincial governor Attaullah Khoghyani said that the incident occurred at around 1:15pm in Jalalabad city after a suicide bomber on a motorcycle detonated his explosives. He said the bomber concealed his explosives in a motorcycle that went off in the middle of the crowd on the main highway. Later, the victims were taken to the nearby hospital and the governor ordered urgent assistance to the victims.
Public Health Department spokesman Inamullah Miakhel said three bodies and seven injured people had been delivered at the civil hospital. He said nothing about the condition of those injured.
An eyewitness Samiullah said the victims were participants of the gathering that voiced support to the incumbent government and the president. The participants began to disperse when the blast happened. No terrorist groups have claimed responsibly for the blast yet.
This year the Jalalabad city has been a target of terrorist attacks multiple times.
At least eight people were killed in the city on November 23 this year in a suicide attack.