Suicide bomber kills 13 in attack on prominent Afghan family

January 17, 2016 11:48 AM

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Suicide bomber kills 13 in attack on prominent Afghan family

KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber targeting a gathering in a volatile eastern province of Afghanistan killed 13 people, including seven members of a prominent pro-government clan, Afghan officials said.

Another 14 people were wounded in the attack on the home of Obaidullah Shinwari, a scion of the clan and member of the Nangarhar provincial council who was not harmed in the attack, the officials said.

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