12 killed in Afghan suicide attack

Kabul, Jan 17 (IANS) At least 12 people were killed and 13 wounded when a suicide bomber exploded himself at the house of a pro-government leader in Afghanistan on Sunday, authorities said.

The incident took place at the gate of the house of Malik Usman Shinwari, Xinhua news agency reported. A tribal leaders’ meeting was underway at the building when the attack took place.

Government official Attaullah Khogyani confirmed the causalities. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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