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12 Afghan Army recruits killed in suicide attack

Jalalabad: At least 12 persons were killed and dozens wounded on Monday when a suicide bomber attacked a bus carrying Afghan army recruits.

The incident happened near Afghanistan’s eastern city of Jalalabad.

“The target was the army shuttle bus. These recruits were traveling to the capital, Kabul, for their training. All of them were young” Nangarhar province spokesperson told media.

Ataullah Khogyani said “It was a single suicide blast that killed 12 army recruits and wounded 38 others.

Jalalabad hospital head told media on Monday that all 12 bodies were brought to the hospital.

The attacker was on a motorcycle when he rammed the bus, detonating explosives, according to Ahmad Ali Hazrat, chief of the Nangarhar provincial council.

The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack.

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