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.
SUICIDE Rahmat Gul / AP Photo