Afghanistan to investigate deadly artillery attack on wedding party

January 2, 2015 9:52 AM

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Afghanistan to investigate deadly artillery attack on wedding party

Dec. 31, 2014: Injured Afghan children are treated at a hospital in Helmand province, south of Kabul. A rocket fired amid fighting between Taliban insurgents and Afghan soldiers killed at least 26 people at a nearby wedding party Thursday night, authorities said, a grim end to a year that saw the end of the 13-year U.S.-led combat mission there. (AP Photo/Abdul Khaliq)

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – The Afghan government has sent a team to southern Helmand province to investigate the deaths of at least 28 people, mostly women and children, killed when soldiers fired artillery at a wedding party, officials said Friday.

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