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80 Reported Killed In Bomb Attack Upon Shia Funeral In Nangarhar Province

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[Khaama Press of Afghanistan is now reporting 80 dead.]

[We have found this tidbit, dated June 9, 2011 “insurgents attacked a wedding party in Nangarhar province’s Dur Baba district, on the Afghan-Pakistani border….The raid by militants belonging to Lashkar-e-Islam.”  —[that is Mangal Bagh’s gangsters]

“But the attack may have had more complex motives, despite relatives’ insistence that the raid was not personal. An Afghan official speaking on condition of anonymity said that a month ago, Lashkar-e-Islam fighters tried to cross from their bases in Pakistan’s Khyber Agency into Afghanistan to launch attacks against the Kabul government and NATO targets. “They wanted to attack the district HQ,” the official explained. “But the villagers stopped them.”

Gul’s compound is in a village that is a 15-minute walk from Pakistan, and elders there knew the insurgents would want to return by the same path. According to the Afghan official, “Tribal…

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