Afghan Bomber Kills 25

    The lifeless body of an Afghan man is taken from the back of a truck after a suicide attack on a funeral in Durbaba district of Jalalabad, east of Kabul Afghanistan, on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012. Afghan officials say a suicide bomber has killed several civilians and wounded dozens more at a funeral for a village elder in a remote part of eastern Afghanistan. The deputy police chief for Nangarhar province, Jamil Shamal, says the attack took place on Tuesday in the village of Shagai in the Durbaba district.(AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

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    Twenty-five Afghan civilians were killed and 30 more wounded on Tuesday after a suicide bomber struck a funeral in a remote village. No group immediately claimed responsibility for carrying out the attack, though it came in an area of the country where there has been frequent fighting with the Taliban. The bombing may have been directed against Hamisha Gul, a local official who was attending the funeral but survived the attack. Several hundred people were reportedly attending the funeral, and the Taliban often targets such gatherings for the officials they attract. Local Afghans recently rose up against the Taliban in the area.

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