Kabul: An Afghan official says a suicide bomber has struck a funeral for the victims of an earlier Taliban attack, killing 16 and wounding 39 in eastern Laghman province.
The local governor's spokesman, Sarhadi Zwak, says the bomber detonated his explosives and blew himself up among mourners gathered for the funeral today in the provincial capital of Mihtarlam.
The funeral was for a police commander and three other people killed earlier in the day in a roadside bombing. Officials said the Taliban were behind that attack.
Zwak says police investigations chief Khlil Nyazi was among the 16 killed at the funeral, along with three other police officers. Three policemen were also among the 39 wounded.
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing.