Taliban suspected in deadly Afghanistan wedding attack
U. S. soldiers inspect the site of a suicide bombing in Samangan province north of Kabul, Afghanistan on Saturday, July, 14, 2012. (AP /Mustafa Najafizada)
Published Sunday, July 15, 2012 10:50AM EDT
Last Updated Sunday, July 15, 2012 4:39PM EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghanistan's interior minister says the initial investigation into a bloody bombing at a wedding hall suggests the Taliban and terrorists were responsible for the suicide attack.
A prominent ex-Uzbek warlord turned lawmaker was among 23 killed when a suicide bomber got close to him at his daughter's wedding, then blew himself up.
Interior Minister Bismullah Khan Mohammadi was in Samangan province in northern Afghanistan on Sunday to attend the funeral of one of three security force officials who were killed in the Saturday blast in the provincial capital of Aybak.
Mohammadi says a government-appointed delegation is investigating, but that evidence has already surfaced indicating that the Taliban and terrorists were involved.
The Taliban have not claimed responsibility for the attack, nor have they denied that they were behind it.