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Teen bomber kills at least five at eastern Afghanistan wedding

13 July 2019

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

The attack took place at the residence of a tribal elder in Pachir-Aw-Agam district of Nangarhar province, an official told Efe news.

The attack took attach in Nangarhar province's Pachiragam district.

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Khogyani said 40 injured victims were rushed to hospital, but local residents put the figure of those that died at 10. A spokesman for the governor of the province, Ataulla Hogyani, told Tolonews that five people were killed and more than forty got injuries.

The team has been blamed for somewhat a pair of deadly assaults in Afghanistan - including a suicide bombing at a Kabul training centre final year that killed dozens of people.

The hard-line Sunni group has targeted minority Shi'ite civilians and government security forces in deadly attacks since it emerged around 2015.

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The attack comes days after a ancient peace conference between Taliban insurgents and Afghan representatives noticed a pledge to minimise civilian casualties.

Direct talks between USA peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and the Taliban also took place last week.

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Teen bomber kills at least five at eastern Afghanistan wedding