The Taliban have carried out a bloody suicide attack in eastern Pakistan. An extremist drove a car full of explosives into a base of security forces.
This happened two days after the United States complained that the Muslim extremists are not keeping to the agreements from a deal concluded last year.
According to regional authorities, the attack in Nangarhar province has claimed the lives of at least eight members of the security forces.
A local official speaks of a higher death toll and says 15 soldiers have died. Authorities reportedly intercepted a second vehicle containing explosives near the provincial capital of Jalalabad.
The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the massacre. Those insurgents are currently negotiating peace with the Afghan government and last year already struck a deal with the US, which has thousands of troops stationed in the country.
This agreement states, among other things, that the Taliban may no longer attack international troops.