At least 24 people were killed and almost 70 others were wounded in a bombing at a funeral in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Tuesday, local officials confirmed.
Eyewitnesses said that explosion happened in a crowd of people who were gathered for the funeral of Shaikh Akram, a former commander of public uprising forces, in Shewa district.
Local officials said the casualties may rise as a number of wounded are in critical condition.
The attack was condemned by many. It came as three other provinces including Kabul saw deadly attacks in the last 24 hours.
Abdullah Malikzai, a member of Nangarhar’s provincial council, also lost his life in the attack.
Shaikh Akram was an influential figure in his district, and, according to the residents, he had a prominent role in ensuring the security of Shewa district.