Dozens killed in Afghanistan in attacks on funeral, checkpoint

January 29, 2015 2:53 PM

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Dozens killed in Afghanistan in attacks on funeral, checkpoint

KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide bomb attack on a funeral in east Afghanistan killed 16 people and injured another 39 on Thursday, a local official said, an unusually high death toll for a single bombing in a country ravaged by decades of war.

Separately, Taliban militants attacked a checkpoint operated by a group of armed villagers late on Wednesday evening, killing 11 people, according to another official. Seven militants were also killed during the attack, he added.

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