14 die when bomb explodes at cemetery in Afghanistan

Story highlights

  • The women and children were visiting the grave of a relative
  • A bomb planted in the cemetery exploded, killing 14 people and wounding 4 more
  • Police think the attack is personal and not an act of terrorism
  • The killing took place on a high holy holiday
Fourteen women and children were killed Thursday when a bomb went off as they gathered at a cemetery in Afghanistan to honor a deceased family member, officials said.
The explosive, which someone had planted in the graveyard, wounded four more people, said Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, spokesman for the governor of eastern Nangarhar province.
Police are investigating. They believe the killing was not terror-related but an act of personal violence.
The killing took place on the first day of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the the highest holiday of Ramadan on the Islamic calendar.