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Nangarhar Funeral Bombing Death Toll Rises to 32

The death toll from the bombing at a funeral in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Tuesday has risen to 32, according to Zahir Adil, spokesman for Nangarhar's public health directorate, who said 103 others were wounded in the blast.

According to initial reports, at least 24 people were killed and almost 70 others were wounded in the attack.

Eyewitnesses said that that the explosion occurred in a crowd of people who were gathered for the funeral of Shaikh Akram, a former commander of public uprising forces, in Shewa (Khewa) district.

Local officials said the casualties may rise as a number of wounded are in critical condition.

Abdullah Malikzai, a member of Nangarhar's provincial council, also lost his life in the attack.

Shaikh Akram was an influential figure in his district, and, according to the residents, he had a prominent role in ensuring the security of Shewa district.

The attack was condemned by many. It came as Kabul witnessed a deadly attack on the same day.

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Nangarhar Funeral Bombing Death Toll Rises to 32

A Nangarhar health official said that more than 100 others have been wounded in the funeral booming.

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The death toll from the bombing at a funeral in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Tuesday has risen to 32, according to Zahir Adil, spokesman for Nangarhar's public health directorate, who said 103 others were wounded in the blast.

According to initial reports, at least 24 people were killed and almost 70 others were wounded in the attack.

Eyewitnesses said that that the explosion occurred in a crowd of people who were gathered for the funeral of Shaikh Akram, a former commander of public uprising forces, in Shewa (Khewa) district.

Local officials said the casualties may rise as a number of wounded are in critical condition.

Abdullah Malikzai, a member of Nangarhar's provincial council, also lost his life in the attack.

Shaikh Akram was an influential figure in his district, and, according to the residents, he had a prominent role in ensuring the security of Shewa district.

The attack was condemned by many. It came as Kabul witnessed a deadly attack on the same day.

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