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Suicide blast at funeral of Afghan police commander in Nangarhar ‘kills, wounds dozens’ – reports

12 May 2020 RT - Russia Today

Some 40 people are believed “to have been killed or wounded” in a suicide blast on Tuesday at a funeral of a police commander in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar, according to Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the local government. The attacker detonated his explosives in the middle of the ceremony, Khogyani said.

At least 10 people were killed in the attack, TASS said, citing a report by Afghanistan’s Ariana News TV channel.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack. Nangarhar, a province near the Pakistan border, has long been a stronghold for both Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) and Taliban militants and has witnessed some of the hardest fighting in recent years.

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