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Bomb blast kills 5 in wedding party in eastern Afghanistan

AP  |  Kabul 

Afghan officials say at least five civilians were killed when in a bomb exploded during a wedding ceremony in eastern province.

Shah Poor Ahmadzai, the chief's spokesman, says seven others were wounded in the attack late Friday, which took place in district.

Mohammad Naser Ghairat, a provincial in Logar, confirmed the death toll.

He said the bomb was planted near the house where the wedding was taken place and targeted the participants of the wedding.

Ahmadzai said initial report show both the groom and bride were not hurt.

An investigation was begun to find out more and the death toll could rise, he added.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

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First Published: Sat, October 13 2018. 13:15 IST