Suicide bomber kills 13 people, injures 16 others in E. Nangarhar

(Last Updated On: January 17, 2016 1:01 pm)

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A suicide bomber killed 13 people and injured 16 others in the eastern Jalalabad city of Afghanistan on Sunday at the home of a tribal elder when people had gathered to celebrate his son’s release from captivity, local officials said.

The attacker detonated his explosives at the residential compound of Obaidullah Shinwari, a member of Nangarhar’s provincial council whose family is active in local and national politics and a guesthouse on the compound was crowded with people invited to the family event.

13 people were killed and at least 16 others, including the father of the family, were wounded in the explosion, according to Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the provincial governor.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

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