32 people taken ill after Afghan wedding party poisoned
Thirty-two people, including women and children, have been taken ill after being deliberately poisoned at a wedding in northern Afghanistan, a senior official said Wednesday, DPA reported.
The incident took place in Dehane Ghori district of northern Baghlan province late Tuesday, said Munshi Abdul Majeed, the provincial governor.
The victims, including six women and 12 children, had been hospitalized and were in stable conditions, the governor said, adding that an investigation had been launched.
The governor said initial enquiries indicated that the poisoning was deliberate, and could have been motivated by "personal enmity."
Last week, unidentified men opened fire on the wedding party in Baghlan-e Markazi district in the same province, killing at least three people and injuring a dozen others.
Last month, nine civilians were killed and five others injured when gunmen open fired on a wedding party in the east of the country.