World Asia 04 Jun 2017 Three blasts rock Ka ...

Three blasts rock Kabul funeral

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Published Jun 4, 2017, 3:43 am IST
Updated Jun 4, 2017, 3:44 am IST
Seven people killed and dozens wounded.
The hilly, wind-swept cemetery was littered with bloodied corpses and dismembered limbs, local television footage showed, with one witness saying that “people were blown to pieces” due to the impact of the blasts.(Photo: Representational Image/AP)
 The hilly, wind-swept cemetery was littered with bloodied corpses and dismembered limbs, local television footage showed, with one witness saying that “people were blown to pieces” due to the impact of the blasts.(Photo: Representational Image/AP)

Explosions rocked the funeral of an Afghan politician’s son in Kabul on Saturday, killing at least seven people and wounding dozens, in fresh carnage that spiked tensions in a city already on edge.

Witnesses reported three blasts at the burial site of Salim Ezadyar, who was among four people killed on Friday when an anti-government protest over spiralling insecurity in Kabul degenerated into street clashes with police.

 

The hilly, wind-swept cemetery was littered with bloodied corpses and dismembered limbs, local television footage showed, with one witness saying that “people were blown to pieces” due to the impact of the blasts.

“So far seven dead bodies and 119 wounded people have been brought to Kabul hospitals,” health ministry spokesman Waheed Majroh said. The funeral of Salim Ezadyar, the son of an influential Afghan senator, was attended by senior government figures including chief executive Abdullah Abdullah and foreign minister Salahuddin Rabbani, but they escaped unharmed. No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.

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