Bomb kills nine at funeral in northern Afghanistan

A suspected suicide bomb blast killed at least nine people and injured 18 others at a funeral ceremony of a tribal elder in northern Afghanistan

Bomb kills nine at funeral in northern Afghanistan

World Bulletin/News Desk

A bomber killed at least nine people at a funeral and wounded more than a dozen in northern Afghanistan on Monday, a provincial official said.

"Seven civilians and two policemen were killed and up to 20 civilians were wounded," said Jawid Basharat, a spokesman for the governor of Baghlan province, where the attack occurred.

The wounded were shifted to the district and provincial hospitals.

Officials said the tribal elder did not have any affiliation with the Afghan government or any other organization.

At least 30 people were injured in a bomb blast at a mosque during Friday prayers in eastern Nangarhar province on Nov. 28.

At least 45 people were killed and nearly 56 others were injured in a suicide bomb attack during a volleyball match in southeastern Paktika province on Nov. 23.

Taliban militants have intensified their attacks after the Afghan government recently signed a controversial bilateral-security agreement with the U.S. and NATO, which allows foreign forces to remain in Afghanistan beyond 2014.

Last Mod: 01 Aralık 2014, 12:46
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