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    KABUL (Sputnik) - The Afghan government has been engaged in a struggle with various insurgent and militant groups affiliated with terrorist organisations such as al-Qaeda* and Daesh**.

    Twenty people have sustained injuries in a hand grenade attack on a wedding ceremony in Afghanistan's eastern province of Khost, the provincial police spokesman Adil Haider said on Sunday.

    According to Haider, an unknown person threw a grenade on a wedding ceremony in Ali Sher district at around 10:00 p.m. (17:30 GMT) on Saturday. A child is among those injured.

    ​He added that all those injured were taken to the Khost Civil Hospital, with three of them in critical condition.

    Police have launched an investigation into the attack.

    *al-Qaeda is a terrorist organisation banned in Russia

    **Daesh (ISIL/ISIS/IS/Islamic State) is a terrorist organisation banned in Russia

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