Suicide bomber on motorcycle kills 15 near Afghan market

By REUTERS
July 22, 2015 17:41

 
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KABUL - A suicide bomber on a motorcycle killed at least 15 people and wounded 38 near a busy marketplace in northwest Afghanistan on Wednesday, officials said.

No one claimed responsibility, but Taliban militants have regularly use suicide bombers to attack Afghan government and foreign troops in the area.

The main target was believed to be a nearby police checkpoint in Almar, a district of Faryab province which borders Turkmenistan, local officials added.

Five of the dead were Afghan security force personnel and the rest civilians, Faryab's acting governor, Satar Barez, said.

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