Gunmen kill 21at Wedding Party in Afghanistan


Kabul: Gunmen opened fire at a wedding ceremony in northern Afghanistan, police said on Monday. In the firing, 21 guests and several others were injured. It was not immediately clear what prompted the attack in the northern province of Baghlan, but insurgent activity has increased in the province over the past year and private militias have proliferated.

“There was a wedding party, which turned to a tragedy, after some armed men entered and opened fire on male guests,” Baghlan police chief General Abdul Jabar Pordeli told an international news media by telephone.” An investigation is ongoing and police will arrest all perpetrators,” added the police chief, who estimated there were 2,500 armed members of illegal groups in the province.