• publish: 12 July 2019
  • time: 6:16 pm
  • category: Politics
  • No: 9114

Suicide bomber kills 9 at wedding party in Nangarhar

A suicide bomber on foot targeted a wedding party in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar on Friday, killing at least nine people and injuring 12, local officials said.

Atahullah Khogyani, a spokesman for Nangarhar province’s governor, said a 13-year boy set off his explosives inside the house of a pro-government militia commander, named Malik Toor, in Pacheragam district.

Taliban denied their involvement in the deadly attack, but Islamic State militants have carried a string of suicide bombings and attacks on government offices, schools, and aid groups in recent years in Jalalabad, Nangarhar’s main city.

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