published Sunday, August 19th, 2012

Bomb hidden in cemetery kills 2 in Afghanistan

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — 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 al-Fitr holiday that marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

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

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