UPDATE: Death toll now 25. (Thanks to David for the link.)
No compassion, no quarter, no mercy, no respite — ever. “Suicide attack kills eight at Afghan funeral,” from AFP, September 4 (thanks to David):
JALALABAD: A suicide bomber targeted an Afghan funeral on Tuesday, killing at least eight civilians and wounding up to 30 more in the east of the country near the Pakistani border, officials said.
The interior ministry put the death toll at eight while the police said 10 were killed after the attack at around 2:30 pm in remote Dur Baba district in Nangarhar province.
Officials said local district governor Hamisha Gul was the likely target but there were conflicting reports on whether he was among the victims.
“The target was the district chief but we don’t know whether he has been injured,” interior ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi told AFP.
Nangarhar provincial police chief Abdullah Stanikzai said 10 civilians were killed and more than 30 wounded, including Gul….