Cycle of violence continues in Afghanistan with bombing at funeral; at least 7 die

The mourners were standing in silence by a freshly dug grave Saturday as a mullah recited verses from the Koran. The deceased was a young man who had been killed during a protest against violence in Afghanistan.

Suddenly, a series of three explosions shattered the peace of the day, sending some of the mourners running in panic and leaving others motionless on the ground.

The blasts in the Afghan capital killed at least seven people and wounded 119, the government said, in the latest spasm of violence in the country. Local media reported higher casualty figures, with the number of dead as high as 20.

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