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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.

Updated Aug 19, 2012 04:43am

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