Afghanistan Suicide Attack Leaves 11 Dead, 14 Wounded


At least 11 people have been killed and 14 wounded in a suicide attack at the home of a prominent politician in the increasingly volatile eastern city of Jalalabad, an Afghan official said on Sunday., NBC News reported.

Ataullah Khyogani, spokesman for the Nangarhar provincial government, said the attacker detonated his explosives, which were secreted in his clothing, around 10:30 a.m. at the residential compound of Obaidullah Shinwari.

Shinwari is a member of Nangarhar's provincial council and his family is active in local and national politics.

Khyogani said a guesthouse on the compound was crowded with people who had been invited to a family event.

Enamullah Miakheil, spokesman for the Nangarhar Public Health Hospital, said that 13 dead bodies and 14 wounded people had been brought to the hospital so far.

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