Child suicide bomber kills five at wedding in Afghanistan

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Five people were killed and 11 others injured after a  13-year-old suicide bomber blew himself up at a wedding in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province.

Police official Fayz Mohammad Babarkhil said the child blew himself up early Friday at a wedding organized by Malik Toor, a commander of a pro-government miToor died in the attack, and officials said he was the likely target of the bomber.

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The attack took place in Pachirwa Agham district of Nangarhar province.

No one took responsibility for the attack, but both the Taliban and the Islamic State affiliate have a strong presence in eastern Afghanistan, and the IS group is headquartered in Nangarhar province.