13-year-old suicide bomber kills five at Afghanistan wedding

No one took responsibility for the attack, but both the Taliban and the Islamic State affiliate have a strong presence in eastern Afghanistan.

Published: 12th July 2019 06:15 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th July 2019 06:16 PM   |  A+A-

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A wounded man receives treatment in a hospital after a suicide attack on the outskirts of Nangarhar province east of Kabul, Afghanistan on 12 July 2019. (Photo | AP)

By Associated Press

KABUL: A 13-year-old suicide bomber blew himself up at a wedding in eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, killing five people and injuring 11 others.

Police official Fayz Mohammad Babarkhil said the child blew himself up early Friday at a wedding organized by Malik Toor, a commander of a pro-government militia.

Toor died in the attack, and officials said he was the likely target of the bomber.

The attack took place in Pachirwa Agham district of Nangarhar province.

No one took responsibility for the attack, but both the Taliban and the Islamic State affiliate have a strong presence in eastern Afghanistan, and the IS group is headquartered in Nangarhar province.

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