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At least 20 People, Including Afghan MP Killed in Suicide Attack by U.S-backed terrorist

At least 20 people, including an Afghan MP were killed Sunday in a suicide attack on a funeral procession in northeast Afghanistan, a provincial governor said.

AFP quoted governor of Takhar Abdul Jaber Taqwa as saying that “in a funeral ceremony this afternoon a suicide attacker targeted the gathering, killing 15 people including Abdul Mutalib, a member of parliament from Takhar.”

“I was also invited to this ceremony but I didn’t go. The target was either
me or the MP,” he explained.

Takhar police chief, General Khair Mohammad Temor, confirmed the attack stating that “a suicide attacker wearing a suicide vest attacked a funeral procession in Taluqan city in Takhar.”

As a result at least ten people were killed and 38 others were wounded.

They have been taken to hospital. The toll may increase.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

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