MAZAR-E-SHARIF, Afghanistan, July 14 (Reuters) - A suicide bomber blew himself up at a wedding reception in northern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing at least 22 people and wounding 40 others, a police spokesman said, making it one of the most violent days in the country for months.

Influential Afghan politician Ahmad Khan Samangani, who hosted the party, was also killed in the attack, provincial governor Khairullah Anosh told Reuters. (Reporting by Bashir Ahmad in Mazar-e-Sharif; Writing by Hamid Shalizi; Editing by Daniel Magnowski)

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