According to Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman of Nangarhar governor, the incident took place earlier this morning, around 6 AM, in Doo Saraka area of Behsod district along the Turkham-Jalalabad highway.
He added that the fuel tanker caught fire after explosion of a magnetic bomb which was attached to the vehicle.
He further noted that that more than thirty shops caught fire after the blast ripped through the oil tanker
Later firefighting authorities of Nangarhar province reported that the fire was restrained at around 7:00 AM local time.
No individual or group including the Taliban and ISIS insurgents has so far claimed responsibility behind the incident.