Afghanistan

14 Killed by Bomb Planted at Afghanistan Cemetery

All from the same family

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A bomb planted in a graveyard in rural eastern Afghanistan killed 14 members of a single family on Thursday as the country's President urged the Taliban to lay down their arms.

The family was getting together to mark the start of a major Muslim holiday, the Eid al-Fitr at the end of the holy month of Ramadan, with a visit to the tomb of a relative. In Afghanistan, it is customary for families to visit the graves of loved ones on holiday occasions.