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)