• Suicide bomber kills 13 in eastern Afghan city

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    JALALABAD, Afghanistan: At least 13 people were killed and 14 others wounded when a suicide bomber struck the home of a prominent politician in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Sunday, authorities said. The bombing marks the second deadly attack in the city since Wednesday, when Islamic State jihadists claimed responsibility for a deadly gun and bomb siege targeting the Pakistani consulate. The latest attack came during a “jirga,” an assembly of tribal leaders, at the home of politician Obaiduallah Shinwari, who escape unscathed. The uptick in violence comes amid renewed international efforts to revive peace talks with the Taliban, locked in a tussle for supremacy with the Islamic State group in Afghanistan.

    AFP

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