Bloodshed Suicide blast leaves several dead in Afghanistan market

At least ten people killed in northern Faryab province after a suicide bombing in Alamar district's main market.

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At least ten people are reported to have been killed and several others wounded in a suicide attack in northern Faryab province of Afghanistan, officials have said.

Dr Naqibullah Fayeq, a prominent member of parliament, said the blast happened in Alamar district's main market.

The politician said dozens of civilians had been wounded after a suicide bomber using a motorcycle blew his explosives up in the centre of the market.

Al Jazeera's Jennifer Glasse reporting from the Afghan capital, Kabul said "the apparent target of this suicide attack was Afghan security forces but we understand the hospital is full of injured civilians."

Other politicians have put the death toll higher. No one has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.


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