Suicide Bomber Kills 16 At Funeral

An Afghan official, Thursday said that a suicide bomber struck a funeral for the victims of an earlier Taliban attack, killing 16 and wounding 39 in eastern Laghman province.

Sarhadi Zwak, a local governor's spokesman, said the bomber detonated his explosives and blew himself up among mourners gathered for the funeral, in the provincial capital of Mihtarlam.

The funeral was for a police commander and three other people killed, earlier in the day in a roadside bombing. Officials said the Taliban were behind that attack. Zwak said police investigations chief Khlil Nyazi, was among the 16 killed, with three other police officers. Nobody or group has claimed claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing.

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