Bomb blast in Afghanistan, 24 killed, 68 injured in a police chief funeral
Nangarhar: Bomb blast in Afghanistan killed 24 people while 68 injured in a police chief funeral. At least 24 people were killed and 68 others injured in a bomb blast that took place at a police chief funeral in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province. The provincial governor’s spokesman Attaullah Khogyani told Sputnik today.
According to the eyewitnesses, seven people were killed at the funeral of Haji Sheikh Ikram, He died last night due to a heart attack. He was serving commander of the Khewa district’s police unit.
According to initial reports, 40 people were killed and injured. The 40 people included martyrs, severely wounded and critically injured, details on which will be shared later,” Khogyani said. The attack was informed to be conducted by a suicide bomber.
“The death toll from a suicide attack on a funeral in Khewa district has risen to 24 and 68 people have been injured,” Khogyani said.