A bombing at a wedding ceremony Wednesday in Afghanistan's Kandahar province killed 39 people and wounded 73 others, officials in the village of Nagaan said.
The International Security Assistance Force confirmed the bombing but had no information on casualties. They and Afghan forces have secured the area, they said.
The explosion came during the wedding dinner, between 9:30 and 10 p.m., striking the area where the men and boys were dining separately from the women. All the casualties were men or boys, village officials said.
The incident took place in the Arghanab district, about 30 kilometers (19 miles) from the city of Kandahar.