Suicide bomber in eastern Afghan killed eight people

Vastavam web: A suicide bomber struck at a crowd of people in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar today killing at least eight, officials said, in an attack that underscored worsening security.The bomber approached the crowd of dozens on foot in provincial capital Jalalabad as they were demonstrating in support of a local police commander who had been sacked and calling for his reinstatement, provincial spokesman Attaullah Khogyani said.
The casualty toll was also confirmed by provincial health director Najib Kamawal, who said some of those wounded were in a serious condition.
Afghan and US officials have stepped up their attacks against IS and recently said it is steadily losing territory, with fighters largely confined to two or three districts in Nangarhar from around nine in January.