Blast at funeral in eastern Afghanistan kills 15 – official

Blast at funeral in eastern Afghanistan kills 15 – official

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Afghan security personnel arrive after a deadly suicide attack outside a cricket stadium, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. The bomber struck outside the stadium during a match in Afghanistan's capital Wednesday, killing at least three people and wounding 12 others, officials said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
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At least 15 people have killed and 13 wounded in a suicide attack at a funeral in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad.

Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor, said the attacker had blown himself up as people gathered for the funeral of a former district governor at a cemetery in the city.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, which comes days after at least 41 people were killed and more than 80 wounded in a suicide attack on a Shi‘ite cultural centre in Kabul on Thursday.

Islamic State claimed responsibility for that attack, one of the worst in the Afghan capital in months.

Backed by intensive U.S. air strikes, Afghan forces have claimed growing success against the Taliban and other militant groups, including Islamic State, but attacks on civilian targets have continued, causing heavy casualties.

Source : Reuters

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