Suicide Bomber Kills 25 in East Afghanistan

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Afghan officials say a suicide bomber killed at least 25 civilians and wounded dozens at a funeral for a village elder in a remote part of eastern Afghanistan.

Ahmad Zia Abdul Zai, a spokesman for the provincial governor, said the attack took place on Tuesday in the village of Shagai in the Durbaba district.

Initial reports said at least 10 civilians were killed. Officials later said more than a dozen people died of their injuries.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility. There has been fighting against Taliban and other insurgents in the mountainous region located just across the border from some of Pakistan's lawless tribal areas.

The Taliban often target government officials at public functions, including funerals and weddings.

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