Afghanistan: 47 killed, wounded as suicide attack targets funeral in Nangarhar province


A suicide attack killed or wounded at least 47 people in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, the provincial government said.

According to a statement released by Governor’s Office of Nangarhar, a suicide bomber targeted the funeral ceremony of Sheikh Akram, a commander of the Afghan Local Police forces, who died of a heart attack last night.

The statement further added that the preliminary reports indicate the suicide attack killed or wounded at least 40 people.

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Source: Khaama Press