Bomb hidden in cemetery kills two in Afghanistan

Published Aug 19, 2012 04:43am

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Provincial Deputy Police Chief Ghulam Rabbani says the bomb was buried near the grave of a relative of parliamentarian Abdulwadood Popal, who was not present.      —  File Photo by AFP

KANDAHAR: Afghan police say a bomb has exploded in a cemetery in the southern Afghan city of Lashkar Gah, killing two men whose brother is a lawmaker for Helmand province.   

Provincial Deputy Police Chief Ghulam Rabbani says the bomb was buried near the grave of a relative of parliamentarian Abdulwadood Popal, who was not present.

A number of his family members had gone to the cemetery to pay their respects after morning prayers for the Eid-ul-Fitr holiday that marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramazan.

Rabbani says another seven members of the family were wounded in Sunday's blast.

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