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Suicide bomber kills 25 at funeral in Afghanistan

Qal'eh Šahr : Afghanistan | Sep 04, 2012 at 11:12 AM PDT
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A suicide bombing during a funeral today in Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan bordering Pakistan, killing at least 25 civilians dead and 50 wounded, police said.

"The incident occurred during the funeral of a relative of the provincial governor, Hamesha Gulen, who was injured," said government spokesman Ahmad Abdulzai Zi, adding that "among the dead is the son of the governor,".

The action was carried out by "a suicide bomber detonated explosives strapped to his body" in a crowd of people who had gathered at the site to participate in the funeral, said Abdulzai.

"Someone shouted that it was a suicide attack and there was a stampede. When I got up, I saw bodies and blood everywhere," said a witness meanwhile the British broadcaster BBC news.

So far, no group claimed responsibility.

However, provincial spokesman blamed the local police and the fact Taliban insurgents and said that the provincial government launched an investigation in the area.

The Taliban are fighting against the Afghan government to force out foreign troops from the country and establish an Islamic regime as it was from 1996 to 2001, when the U.S. invaded the country.

The last year NATO began transferring security to the Afghan army and police, and according to the road map, this process will be completed in 2014, in which no foreign combat troops remain in China.

karasiwo is based in Karāchi, Sind, Pakistan, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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