The incident, the fourth attack to hit the region on Tuesday, took place around 1 p.m, when an insurgent detonated a bomb he was carrying in his vest in the Momand Darah district, said Attaullah Khogyanai, a spokesperson for the province's governor.
Afghan president Ashraf Ghani strongly condemned the suicide attack against the demonstrators in Nangarhar. The details of the complaint against the police chief were not immediately clear.
Reuters notes, "The attack was one of the worst in Afghanistan for months but security officials have warned that similar attacks are likely if crowds gather for campaign rallies ahead of parliamentary elections in October".More news: Russia, UN begin consultations on Syrian constitutional committee in Geneva
An apparent ISIS attack against a public protest in the Nangarhar Province has killed at least 32 civilians and wounded 128 others.
Men shout slogans against terrorists after a suicide attack among the protesters in Momandara district of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018.
There has been no claim of responsibility for any of the attacks, but the Taliban and the Islamic State group are active in Nangarhar, which borders Pakistan. The Taliban denied involvement.More news: Gov. Deal issues state of emergency ahead of storm - Updated Version
A number of dead bodies were directly taken to their homes by relatives and, therefore, not counted in Tuesday's figures, the official added.
In all three blasts, the attackers targeted schools for girls, said provincial council member Zabihullah Zmarai.
The explosion at the protest followed a series of smaller blasts on Tuesday that targeted schools in Jalalabad and surrounding districts, killing at least one person and wounding three. An hour later, there used to be a blast from a automobile stuffed with explosives cease to the gym, which killed emergency provider staff, journalists and civilians on the scene of the principle bombing.Taliban insurgents are accountable for a variety of the rising assortment of casualties across Afghanistan.More news: Hurricane Florence: Five reasons to fear this storm