A tragic situation unfolded on Tuesday during a funeral ceremony. A motorcycle, rigged with explosives, was detonated during the funeral and killed at least 18 people who were mourning.
At this time, there has not been a particular group who has taken the credit for the explosion. The funeral was being held in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. It is the latest terrorist attack in the region.
"The explosion was caused by a motorcycle bomb our investigation has concluded," Nangarhar governor spokesman Attaullah Khogyani told AFP.
The funeral that was targeted was taking place to lay to rest the former governor of the Haska Mina district. It is unclear what the exact motive for the attack was. Officials are working on a possible connection between the governor and the terror group.
During the first nine months of 2017, 8,000 innocent people were injured or killed by terrorist attacks. This is a deadly way to start 2018. Please join us in praying for all of those who were affected by the blast and also for peace in the region.
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