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Grenades thrown at wedding party in Afghanistan wound 20

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Allen Cone
Twenty wedding guests, including children, were wounded by hand grenades in the Khost province of eastern Afghanistan, police said Sunday. Google Maps screenshot
Twenty wedding guests, including children, were wounded by hand grenades in the Khost province of eastern Afghanistan, police said Sunday. Google Maps screenshot

Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Twenty wedding guests, including children, were wounded by hand grenades in eastern Afghanistan, police said Sunday.

The incident took place late Saturday in the Waris village of Ali Shir district in Afghanistan's eastern Khost province, which borders Pakistan, provincial police spokesman Haider Adi said in a report by Xinhua.

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Uknown men entered the building.

The official said that an investigation had been initiated but no suspects or motive have been given.

Last August, a suicide bomber from the Islamic State affiliate in Afghanistan killed 63 people at a wedding in Kabul. That was the most deadly attack in the capital in 2019.

Elsewhere Saturday, a bystander was killed and four other civilians were wounded when a police vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in the capital, Kabul. Police said Sunday no group claimed responsibility for the attack.

The Taliban has been linked to previous attacks on Afghanistan security forces.

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