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08/20/2019 04:41 EDT

Afghan Bombings Injure Over 120 People, But No One Claims Responsibility

The explosions occurred in public squares, markets and outside restaurants in the city of Jalalabad.

KABUL, Aug 20 (Reuters) - The number of people wounded in multiple bomb blasts in the Afghan city of Jalalabad has risen to 123, officials said on Tuesday, a day after 14 bombs exploded in public squares, markets and outside restaurants in the eastern city.

No militant group has claimed responsibility for the attacks but both Islamic State (IS) and the Taliban militants operate in the area, which borders Pakistan.

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Gulzada Sangar, a government health official in Jalalabad, said no deaths were reported in the blasts, which struck as the country marked the 100th anniversary of its independence.

An IS suicide attack on a crowded Kabul wedding hall killed 63 people on Saturday.

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