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Suicide blast in funeral kills 18 in Afghanistan

Suicide blast in funeral kills 18 in Afghanistan

India Blooms News Service | | 31 Dec 2017, 11:10 pm

Kabul, Dec 31 (IBNS): At least 18 people were killed as a suicide bomber blew himself up at a funeral ceremony in the capital of eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan on Sunday, triggering panic in the area, media reports said.

According to reports, the blast left 13 others injured.

The blast hit the funeral ceremony for a former district chief of the Haskma Mena district, Wali Gul,in Jalalabad, local media reports said.

Nangarhar Governor’s spokesman Attaullah Khogyani told Pajhwok Afghan News the suicide bombing took place south of Jalalabad City at the Muqam Khan cemetery.

He told the news agency that the blast occurred when many people were attending the Nimaz Janaza of Gul Wali.

No group has claimed responsibility of the attack so far.

 

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