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A suicide bomber detonated his explosives in a wedding party in eastern Nangarhar province killing or wounding at least 20 people.

The Governor’s Office in a statement said a suicide bomber targeted a wedding ceremony in Pacher Agam district at around 8:30am local time.

The statement further added that the suicide bomber targeted the wedding party of one of the relatives of Malik Tor, one of the tribal elders of Pacher Agam.

Furthermore, the Nangarhar Governor’s Office said the attack killed six people and wounded 14 others.

Meanwhile, the Governor’s Office said the explosion killed the tribal elder Malik Tor and a child.

The Governor’s Office also added that the health condition of a number of wounded civilians has been reported as critical and there are fears the death toll could further rise.