Gunmen open fire at wedding ceremony in Afghanistan, leaves 20 people dead 


July 27, Baghlan: At least 20 people have been killed by gunmen who opened fire at wedding guests in northern Baghlan province, Afghanistan. At least 10 people were injured.

The attack was linked to a feud between two families on Sunday night. One family was hosting a wedding as members of a rival family arrived and started shooting at male guests, Al Jazeera reported. The bride and groom survived the attack.

The governor of Baghlan province Jaweed Basharat said most of the dead were wedding guests aged from 14 years old to 60 years old,  the AP news agency reported.

Fatal gun fights and celebratory gun fire are common at Afghan weddings, which have boomed in recent years in a country battered by nearly 40 years of war.

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