Saturday, July 14, 2012
Suicide Bomber attack at Afghan wedding
A suicide bomber has blown himself up at a wedding party in Afghanistan, killing at least 22 people.
Up to 40 others were injured in the attack - one of the most deadly in the country for months.
Reports said the assailant walked into the wedding reception of the daughter of Afghan MP Ahmad Khan Samangani and detonated his explosives.
Mr Samangani, who had been a mujahideen chief who fought against the Soviets in the 1980s, and against the Taliban during their rule in the late 90s, is said to be among the dead.
One report suggested the bomber had hugged the MP before blowing himself up.
The Taliban has denied responsibility for the attack in Aybak, the capital of the northern Samangan province.
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