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

More from World

85 dead in flood-battered southern Thailand as heavy rain persists

Flash floods in southern Thailand left 85 people dead and affected more 1.7 million others since December, the...

Some 180,000 Australian workers may call in sick on Friday

Some 180,000 Australian workers may call in sick on Friday to get a four-day weekend, costing the economy millions...

Trump will not release his tax returns, says Conway

US President Donald Trump will not release his tax returns, presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway told ABC News on...

Jammeh looted state coffers before leaving Gambia, say officials

Former Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh emptied the country’s state coffers before relinquishing power, a member of the...

Trump invites Netanyahu to meeting as new settlement action weighed

US President Donald Trump has invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to meet him at the White House next...