At least 33 people were killed and a hundred injured in a suicide bomb attack outside a bank in Jalalabad city of Afghanistan on Saturday. Islamic State (IS) has claimed the responsibility for the attack.
In an official statement, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has strongly condemned the attack on civilians.
“Carrying out terrorist attacks in cities and public places are the most cowardly acts of terror by terrorists targeting innocent civilians,” President Ghani said.
Six months after the formation of Afghanistan’s National Unity Government, security remains the number one concern in Kabul. But while relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan have improved, internal divisions threaten the weak coalition. Mark Mistry assesses the status quo.