47 killed, wounded as suicide attack targets funeral in Afghanistan - UPDATED

47 killed, wounded as suicide attack targets funeral in  Afghanistan - UPDATED
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A suicide attack killed or wounded at least 47 people in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, the provincial government said, APA reports citing KhaamaPress.

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.

Meanwhile, Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesperson for the provincial government said the explosion killed 17 people and wounded at least 30 others.

No individual or group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.

This comes as a group of militants attacked a hospital in Kabul city earlier today, triggering a clash which still continues in the area.

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A suicide attack killed or wounded at least 24 people in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, the provincial government said, APA reports citing Reuters.

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