A suicide bomber in Afghanistan has struck a funeral for the victims of an earlier Taliban attack, killing 16 people and wounding 39.
The local governor’s spokesman in eastern Laghman province, Sarhadi Zwak, said the bomber detonated his explosives among mourners gathered for the funeral in the provincial capital of Mihtarlam.
The funeral was for a police commander and three other people killed earlier in the day in a roadside bombing. Officials said the Taliban was behind that attack.
Mr Zwak says police investigations chief Khlil Nyazi was among the 16 killed at the funeral, along with three other officers. Three policemen were among the 39 wounded.
No one immediately claimed the suicide bombing.