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killed in a series of blasts in the Afghan capital Saturday as mourners attended a funeral for a victim of clashes between police and protesters a day before. The attack, a continuation of a wave of violence in Kabul since Wednesday's truck bomb which killed at least 80.
The explosions occurred at the funeral for Mohammad Alam Izdyar, the son of the Deputy Senate Speaker. He died after being seriously injured in clashes during a protest on Friday over the government's security record. Local media reporting the death toll could rise. At least 18 others were injured. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
The Taliban, which has carried out frequent bomb attacks in the past, issued a swift denial that it had any role, and instead blamed factional rivalries in the government's own camp. The trunk bomb on Wednesday was one of the deadliest attacks in Kabul since the US led campaign that toppled the Taliban in 2001.