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Suicide Bomber Kills At Least 15 At Funeral In Eastern Afghan City


Smoke rises from a bomb blast during a funeral ceremony in Jalalabad on December 31.

A suicide bomber has killed at least 15 people at a funeral in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad.

A spokesman for the governor of Nangarhar Province, Attaullah Khogyani, told RFE/RL that 13 others were injured in the December 31 blast, which ripped through a crowd of people who had gathered for the funeral of a former governor in the Haska Meena district.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the incident, which follows multiple bomb blasts on December 28 at a Shi'ite cultural center in the capital, Kabul, that left at least 41 people dead and more than 80 wounded.

Islamic State claimed responsibility for that attack.

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