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Grenade attack on Cambodia wedding kills nine

Published on Jan 26, 2014 3:03 PM

PHNOM PENH (AFP) - A grenade was lobbed at a wedding party in Cambodia, killing nine people and wounding 30 others including the bride and groom, officials said on Sunday in an attack apparently carried out by a jealous lover.

Two children were among those killed in the attack, which happened late on Saturday and is thought to have been carried out by a man who was in love with the bride-to-be.

The grenade was thrown as guests danced during the party in central Kampong Thom province, provincial military police chief Horng Thul told AFP by telephone.

"They were happily dancing when the grenade exploded," he said, adding that two girls, aged 7 and 14, were among the victims.

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