An Afghan policeman inspects the site of an attack in Jalalabad, Afghanistan July 31, 2018.REUTERS/Parwiz
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A suicide bomb blast killed at least two people Saturday outside an election commission office in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, officials said.The blast follows what has already been a bloody month in Afghanistan with the Taliban ramping up assaults on security forces across the country and Daesh (ISIS) targeting Kabul, with hundreds killed according to estimates.The blast comes nearly a week after President Ashraf Ghani offered a conditional three-month ceasefire to the Taliban, a move welcomed by the United States and NATO after nearly 17 years of war.Nicholson, however, stressed that any peace talks must ultimately be "Afghan-led, Afghan-owned".
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