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11 December 2023

Roadside bomb kills 9 wedding guests in Afghanistan

By Reuters

A roadside bomb destroyed a car carrying nine people to a wedding in northeastern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing everyone inside including one child, the provincial governor said. 

Six women and two men were the other victims of the blast in Baghlan province, north of Kabul, said governor Abdul Majid. 

Violence across Afghanistan is at its worst since the 2001 overthrow of the Taliban government, with the insurgency spreading rapidly in previously peaceful areas like the north and civilian and military casualties at record levels.