4 dead in bomb blast at wedding in Afghanistan

4 dead in bomb blast at wedding in Afghanistan

Agency News

Kabul, Jul 12 : At least four people were killed and dozens of others suffered injuries after a bombing attack in a wedding ceremony in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar on Friday morning, Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the provincial governor said.

"An explosion took place in Bachiragam district in Nangarhar province, which has killed at least 4 people and wounded more than 40 others this morning," Sputnik quoted Khogyani as saying.

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

No militant group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack, but IS-K, which is the local branch of the Islamic State terrorist organization (banned in Russia), and the Taliban movement are known to be active in the province.(UNI)