The suicide bombing has created a sense of panic among the local minority groups of Hindus and Sikhs who are thinking of moving to India, after the Sunday bombing killed the Sikh representative Avtar Singh Khalsa.
Afghanistan blast: Most of those killed, including the politician Avtar Singh Khalsa, were travelling to meet President Ashraf Ghani. Khalsa, 52, is survived by his wife and four children. One of his sons, Narinder Singh Khalsa, was injured in the attack.
Ghulam Sanayi Stanekzai, police chief of Nangarhar said the explosion was caused by a suicide bomber who targeted a vehicle carrying members of the Sikh minority who were travelling to meet the president. Officials said at least 10 of the dead were Sikhs.
Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today said the state government has chalked out a programme for scientific disposal of solid waste,for which the state has been divided into eight zones.