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18 killed in triple blasts at funeral in Kabul

18 killed in triple blasts at funeral in Kabul.

Kabul | Three explosions ripped through a funeral for a victim of violent clashes between Afghan police and protesters in Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 18 people and injuring 30 more.

“Many people have been killed and wounded at the funeral of Salim Izdyar”, the son of prominent Afghan politician Mohammad Alam Izdyar, witness Abdul Wudood told.

Afghan media reports said the three blasts at the cemetery in Khair Khana area of Kabul killed 18 people and wounded 30 others. Security forces cordoned off the cemetery and advised people to avoid the area.

No group claimed responsibility for the attack so far. The Afghan Taliban denied any involvement in the blasts. The group’s spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid, said the incident was linked to an “internal dispute and enmity among the enemies” of the Taliban.

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