Kabul (February 20, 2018): An explosion killed at least three tribal elders and wounded two when it hit a hotel in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Tuesday.
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The cause of the blast was not immediately clear and there was no immediate claim of responsibility.
Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the provincial governor, said the explosion went off on the second floor of a hotel where tribal elders were staying.The elders were in Jalalabad for a meeting about a new electronic identity cards being introduced by the central government.
Jalalabad is capital of Nangarhar province, on the border with Pakistan, where an affiliate of Daesh has established a stronghold in recent years.The movement has claimed several attacks in Jalalabad, most recently last month when it targeted an office of the Save the Children aid group in the city.