9 killed, 5 injured after gunmen attack wedding party in E. Afghanistan

14:21, June 09, 2011      

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Nine civilians were killed and five others injured Wednesday night as unidentified gun men attacked a wedding party in the country's Nangarhar province 120 km east of capital city Kabul, spokesman for local government said Thursday.

"A number of armed men raided a house and opened fire where a wedding party was underway in Dur Baba district late Wednesday night. As a result nine civilians were killed and five others injured," Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, the cousin of the groom and chief administrator for Dur Baba district told Xinhua.

Women and children are among the dead and injured, he said.

He blamed the enemies of Afghanistan, a term used by Afghan official against Taliban insurgents. Some locals say it was a rocket attack.

However, the Taliban insurgents fighting Afghan and NATO-led troops have yet to make comment.

It is the second attack on Afghan civilians since last weekend.

In the previous attack, 11 civilians were killed in Logar province 60 km south of capital kabul on Sunday night.

Source: Xinhua
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