10 killed by motorcycle bomb in northern Afghanistan

Ten people were killed and more than 30 others wounded when explosives placed on a motorcycle detonated in a crowded bazaar in Afghanistan's northern Badakhshan province, an official said Monday.

Women and children were among the casualties, added Naweed Frotan, the spokesman for Badakhshan's governor.

The explosion took place in the centre of Kishm district during the weekly bazaar when the place was crowded with people.

Frotan said all casualties are civilians and no members of the Afghan security forces have been harmed in the blast.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet, however the Taliban have denied any part in the explosion.

The blast in Kishm district "has nothing to do with Mujahideen," Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said, adding "we condemn ... aimless attacks."

A Taliban car bomb earlier in the day had killed 14 Nepalese guards and wounded many others, including four Afghans in the capital Kabul.

A separate attack injured Attaullah Faizani, who is a provincial council member from Kabul, his bodyguard and for other Afghans.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for both incidents. 

Last update: Mon, 20/06/2016 - 12:45
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