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Bus hit by blast in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least three

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KABUL/JALALABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) – A suicide bomb targeted a minibus of recruits for the Afghan security forces in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Monday, killing at least three people and injuring 27, a local government source said.

The recruits were travelling to Kabul, said Sohrab Qaderi, a member of the Nangarhar provincial council. The bomb detonated in a small motorized vehicle used to haul goods.

(Reporting by Abdul Qadir Sediqi in Kabul and Rafiq Sherzad in Jalalabad, Afghanistan; Writing by Rod Nickel in Kabul; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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