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    Bomb Blast at Wedding Leaves at Least 4 Dead in Eastern Afghanistan - Local Governor's Office

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    KABUL (Sputnik) - The number of people who were killed on Friday morning as a result of a bombing attack at a wedding ceremony in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar has increased to six, Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the provincial governor said.

    "Six people were killed and a dozen more were wounded, local health officials previously reported a much higher number of injured people," the spokesman said.

    According to local sources, the explosion targeted the wedding ceremony of a local militia commander's son.

    Local media reported that the bombing attack might have been perpetrated by a minor.

    The attack took place in the province's Pachir Aw Agam district.

    No militant group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack, but IS-K, which is the local branch of the Daesh* terrorist organization, and the Taliban movement are known to be active in the province.

    *Daesh (also known as ISIS/ISIL/IS) is a terrorist group banned in Russia



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