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Dozens killed in Afghanistan in attacks on funeral, checkpoint

Jan 29, 2015    

KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide bomb attack on a funeral in east Afghanistan killed 16 people and injured another 39 on Thursday, a local official said, an unusually high death toll for a single bombing in a country ravaged by decades of war.Separately, Taliban militants attacked a checkpoint operated by a group of armed villagers late on Wednesday evening, killing 11 people, according to another official. Seven militants were also killed during the attack, he added. The violence underscores growing instability in Afghanistan, where the Taliban is seeking to take advantage of the withdrawal of mos...

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