KANDAHAR. A suicide bomber killed at least 40 people, a quarter of them children, and wounded 77 others at a wedding party in insurgency-plagued southern Afghanistan, officials said on Thursday.


“A suicide bomber went inside the party where hundreds of people were sitting and blew himself up,” a police official said of the blast at around 9:30 on Wednesday night in Arghandab district, north of violence-ravaged Kandahar.