Suicide bomber strikes Afghan officials: police
A suicide car bomber struck a funeral in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, and a police source said senior officials were among the dead and wounded, Reuters reported.
A spokesman for the governor of Laghman province, where the attack took place, said there were casualties in the blast but he was not able to confirm whether officials were among them.
The police source, who declined to be identified, said the deputy head of Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security Intelligence agency, Abdullah Laghmani, had been killed by the bomb, at a funeral in the provincial capital Mehtar Lam.
Laghman governor Lutfullah Mashal was also wounded in the blast, the police source said.
A Reuters witness in the provincial capital saw a pick-up truck carrying wounded people covered in blood.