Afghanistan ceasefire: 17 dead in Afghanistan car bomb attack, Taliban deny any involvement

At least 17 people are reported to have been killed in a car bomb attack in East Afghanistan hours after a three-day ceasefire was announced by the Taliban.

According to Afghan media, 17 people have been killed in a car bomb attack in a city south of capital Kabul.

“Seventeen bodies and 21 wounded people were brought to our hospital,” said Sediqullah – a doctor in the city of Puli Alam in Logar province.

Dedar Lawang, spokesman for Logar’s governor, has stated that the car bomb was a suicide attack which targeted people busy in shopping and other Eid-ul-Azha related festivities.

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Meanwhile provincial government spokesperson – Shahpoor Ahmadzai has said that so far the nature of the explosion has not been identified and that it targeted Afghan security forces in Pul-e-Alan, the capital of the eastern province of Logar.

Taliban have denied their involvement in the attack.

The incident comes hours after the Taliban had announced a three-day ceasefire on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha