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PAN, December 7, 2014

4 killed, 20 wounded in attack on wedding party

Ahmadullah, a guest at the wedding party, said four people -- most of them teenagers

By Zabihullah Ehsas

An Afghan policeman stands guard in front of an Independent Elections Commission (IEC) building after a gun battle between security forces and insurgents in Kabul, Afghanistan
An Afghan policeman stands guard in front of an Independent Elections Commission (IEC) building after a gun battle between security forces and insurgents in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Gunmen stormed into the building, trapping dozens of employees inside and killing four people. (Photo: Massoud Hossaini/AP)

At least four people were killed and 20 others injured when unidentified people lobbed a hand grenade at a wedding party in northern Balkh province, an official said Sunday.

Col. Abdur Razzaq Qadiri, the acting police chief for the province, told Pajhwok Afghan News the incident took place in Chamtal district on Saturday night.

Four wedding guests were confirmed dead, he said, adding 20 others were wounded in the grisly assault. An investigation is underway to identify the attackers.

Ahmadullah, a guest at the wedding party, said four people -- most of them teenagers -- were killed and 20 others injured when unidentified men threw grenades during music programme.

No group so far claimed responsibility for the attack.

Category: Taliban/ISIS/Terrorism, HR Violations - Views: 3668