5 killed, 11 injured after minor blows himself up in Afghanistan


Five people were killed and 11 others injured after a 13-year-old suicide bomber blew himself up at a wedding in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province.

Police official Fayz Mohammad Babarkhil said the child blew himself up early Friday at a wedding organized by Malik Toor, a pro government commander. Officials said he was the likely target of the bomber.

The attack took place in Pachirwa Agham district of Nangarhar province.

No one took responsibility for the attack, but both the Taliban and the Islamic State affiliate have a strong presence in eastern Afghanistan, and the IS group is headquartered in Nangarhar province.

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