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Afghanistan: 21 dead, 10 wounded in wedding gunfight

Twenty one people were killed by gunmen who fought a gun battle during a wedding in a northern province, according to officials.

world Updated: Jul 27, 2015 11:02 IST

Twenty one people were killed by gunmen who fought a gun battle during a wedding in a northern province, according to officials.

Jaweed Basharat, the governor of Baghlan province, said on Monday that another 10 people were wounded in the shooting on Sunday night.

He said the gunfight broke out between two groups attending the wedding in Andarab district.

Most of the dead were wedding guests aged from 14 years old to 60 years old, he said.

Baghlan and other provinces of the north have been plagued by insurgency since the war against the Taliban started in 2001.