Afghan ‘Wedding Blast’ Kills 39

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An explosion in Kandahar province in southern Afghanistan has killed at least 39 people, Afghan officials say.

Reports said the blast ripped through a wedding party on Wednesday evening, leaving another 70 more wounded.

It is not clear what the cause is and no-one has said they planted a device.

Last week, Afghanistan held a national peace council and endorsed a plan to seek peace with the Taliban.

But violence has continued unabated.

On Monday, Nato’s International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) lost 10 soldiers on its deadliest day in months.

(Source: BBC / YWN-112)