Friday 19 July 2019

Suicide bomber (13) blew himself up at Afghan wedding, killing five people

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Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A 13-year-old suicide bomber blew himself up at a wedding in eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, killing five people and injuring 11 others.

Police official Fayz Mohammad Babarkhil said the child blew himself up early Friday at a wedding organised by Malik Toor, a commander of a pro-government militia.

Toor died in the attack and officials said he was the likely target of the bomber.

The attack took place in Pachirwa Agham district of Nangarhar province.

No-one took responsibility for the attack, but both the Taliban and the Islamic State affiliate have a strong presence in eastern Afghanistan, and the IS group is headquartered in Nangarhar province.

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