Multiple people wounded as back to back explosions rock Jalalabad city of Afghanistan
[KhaamaPress] Multiple sustained wounds in back to back explosions in Jalalabad city, the historic provincial capital of eastern Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..

The Governor’s Office of Nangarhar said in a statement that six bombs went off in Jalalabad city earlier today.

The statement further added that the earth-shattering kabooms maimed at least 17 people in the 1st and 4th districts of the city.

Furthermore, the Governor’s Office said the security forces had earlier discovered and defused six bombs from various parts of the city.

...back at the alley, Bugs Moroni was holding Slats from behind while his brother Greasy Thumb was pounding his face into paste ...
the statement by Governor’s Office added that the health condition of three people has been reported as critical.

No individual or group including Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
has so far grabbed credit for the earth-shattering kabooms.
An Nahar adds:
Afghanistan's independence day was marred by bloodshed Monday when a series of explosions shook the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, wounding dozens of people including children.

As many as 10 blasts were reported in and around the city in Nangarhar province, authorities said, and casualty numbers appeared to be rising.

"The explosions were caused by IEDs in different parts of the city and as groups of people were celebrating independence day," Nangarhar governor's spokesman Attaullah Khogyani said, referring to improvised explosive devices.

Jalalabad is the scene of frequent bomb attacks, and the surrounding terrain is home to both Taliban fighters and the Islamic State group's local affiliate.

At least 19 people were wounded, Khogyani said. Zaher Adel, a spokesman for a local hospital, said about 40 wounded people had been brought in with more expected.

This year's August 19 celebrations mark 100 years of Afghan independence from British influence.
Tolo News provides a bit of history:
Although Afghanistan was never part of the British Empire, it gained its independence from Britannia after the signing of the Anglo-Afghan Treaty in 1919 ‐ a treaty that granted complete neutral relations between Afghanistan and Britannia.

And although not having been part of the British Empire, Britannia fought three wars in the country.

The First Anglo-Afghan War (1839-1842) led to the defeat of the entire British-led Indian invaders by Afghan forces under Abdur Akbar Khan. The Second Anglo-Afghan War (1878-1880) first saw the British defeated in the Battle of Kandahar only for them to emerge victors ‐ which led to Abdur Rahman Khan becoming the new emir.
And from Dawn:
A series of bombings struck restaurants and public squares on Monday in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, wounding at least 34 people, officials said, as the country marked the 100th anniversary of its independence.

The Jalalabad bombs were planted near a market where hundreds of people had congregated after attending Independence Day events. Senior health official Fahim Bashari said at least 34 people were maimed.
Posted by: trailing wife 2019-08-20