Skip To Content
BuzzFeed News Home Reporting To You

Utilizamos cookies, próprios e de terceiros, que o reconhecem e identificam como um usuário único, para garantir a melhor experiência de navegação, personalizar conteúdo e anúncios, e melhorar o desempenho do nosso site e serviços. Esses Cookies nos permitem coletar alguns dados pessoais sobre você, como sua ID exclusiva atribuída ao seu dispositivo, endereço de IP, tipo de dispositivo e navegador, conteúdos visualizados ou outras ações realizadas usando nossos serviços, país e idioma selecionados, entre outros. Para saber mais sobre nossa política de cookies, acesse link.

Caso não concorde com o uso cookies dessa forma, você deverá ajustar as configurações de seu navegador ou deixar de acessar o nosso site e serviços. Ao continuar com a navegação em nosso site, você aceita o uso de cookies.

9 Killed In Suicide Bombing On Afghan Funeral

Two of the dead were police officers, and at least 18 people were injured, police said.

Posted on December 1, 2014, at 5:57 a.m. ET

A suicide bomber has killed 9 people in an attack on a funeral in northern Afghanistan on Monday, AFP reported.

Omar Sobhani / Reuters

A member of Afghan security forces arrives at the site of a Taliban attack on a foreign aid worker's guest house in the Afghan capital of Kabul, November 29, 2014.

Around 18 people were injured in the bombing in Burka, and two of the dead were police, police said.

The blast underlines concerns surrounding security in Afghanistan as NATO troops prepare to withdraw their presence and end their 13 year war in the country.

It is the latest in a series of attacks, most of which have centered around the capital Kabul. The attacks have underlined worries that Afghanistan could descend into a cycle of violence once the foreign military presence there is reduced to 12,500 at the end of this month, down from the 2010 peak of 130,000.

Speaking to AFP, Baghlan province Police Chief Aminullah Amarkhil said "A suicide bomber on foot detonated his explosives among people who were attending a funeral ceremony in Burka district this morning."

"Initial reports show nine people, including two police, were killed and around 18 wounded."

Taj Mohammed Taqwa, Burka's district chief, told AFP he believed the bomber is likely to have been targeting high-ranking police officials and council members who were attending the funeral.

BuzzFeed News’ FinCEN Files investigation exposed massive financial corruption on a historic global scale. Want to support our journalism? Become a BuzzFeed News member.