Afghan suicide blast kills 16, wounds dozens , AsiaOne World News

April 2, 2015 9:33 AM

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Afghan suicide blast kills 16, wounds dozens , AsiaOne World News

A suicide bomber killed at least 16 people Thursday and wounded 40 others, including a prominent lawmaker, at an anti-corruption rally in eastern Afghanistan, the latest casualties ahead of the Taliban's expected spring offensive.

The attack comes just a week after Washington announced it would not be halving the 9,800 US troops still in Afghanistan by the end of the year, backpedalling on previous plans.

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