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Bomb hidden in cemetery kills 2 in Afghanistan

Last Updated: Sunday, August 19, 2012 - 10:14

Kandahar (Afghanistan): Afghan police say a bomb has exploded in a cemetery in the southern Afghan city of Lashkar Gah, killing two men whose brother is a lawmaker for Helmand province.
Deputy Police Chief Ghulam Rabbani says the bomb was buried near the grave of a relative of Parliamentarian Abdulwadood Popal, who was not present.
A number of his family members had gone to the cemetery to pay their respects after morning prayers for the Eid al-Fitr holiday that marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Rabbani says another seven members of the family were wounded in Sunday`s blast.


First Published: Sunday, August 19, 2012 - 10:14
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