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15 People Die in Nangarhar Bomb Blast

At least 15 people have been killed in a blast at a funeral ceremony in Jalalabad city of Nangarhar, officials confirmed.

At least 15 people were killed in a bomb blast at a funeral ceremony in Jalalabad city of eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday afternoon, local officials confirmed.

Another 14 people were wounded.

The blast took place about 2 pm local time in PD6 of Jalalabad city after a bomb exploded at the funeral ceremony of the head of the development council of Haska Mina District. The bomb was placed in a rickshaw, according to officials.

Eyewitness have said that all the victims are the people who were gathered at the ceremony.

However, Attaullah Khoghyani, a spokesman for provincial governor said that it was a suicide attack in which killed 15 people and wounded 14 others. He did not provide further details.

The victims have been taken to the nearby hospital in the city.

No group, including the Taliban, has claimed responsibility for the blast as yet.

[Source: Tolo News, Kabul, 31Dec17]

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