At Least 20 Dead in Suicide Attack at Afghan Wedding Party

Posted July 14th, 2012 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan authorities say an explosion has killed at least 20 people and wounded more than 40 others at a wedding reception in northern Afghanistan.

Police say Mohammad Khan Samangani, a powerful former Uzbek commander and a member of the lower house of parliament was killed in the suicide attack early Saturday in Samangan Province. The wedding party was for Samangani's daughter.

Authorities say a suicide bomber entered the wedding hall in Aibak, the provincial capital, and embraced Samangani before blowing himself up.