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Deputy Spokesman: Government Official and Nusrat Rahimi

deputy spokesman: Nusrat Rahimi, deputy spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said 31 people were wounded in the attack launched from a house near the ceremony, according to CTV. Security forces battled for several hours with militants holed up in the house, Rahimi said, and two insurgents were eventually killed and one person arrested. Both men were unharmed, but three others were killed, a government official said. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility. Afghanistan's Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and former President Hamid Karzai attended the gathering. The ceremony was commemorating the 1995 death of prominent minority Hazara leader Abdul Ali Mazari, who was killed by the Taliban. ( As reported in the news.