Deadly blast hits south Afghan bazaar

A suicide attack killed at least 16 Afghan civilians and wounded 13 more in a bazaar on Thursday in Afghanistan's southern Uruzgan province, officials said.

Deadly blast hits south Afghan bazaar

A suicide attack killed at least 16 Afghan civilians and wounded 13 more in a bazaar on Thursday in Afghanistan's southern Uruzgan province, officials said.

"This was a suicide bomber on foot who detonated himself at the gate of a money exchange market," they said.

Three of those killed in the blast were children, provincial police chief Juma Gul Himat told Reuters by phone. The detonation happened before lunch, in a very crowded section, he added.

General Abdul Hameed, a senior Afghan army officer in Uruzgan, put the toll even higher.

"The bomber had explosives attached to a waistcoat. He was spotted by a guard of the money market which is inside the bazaar and then he blew himself up, killing 20 civilians including the guard," he told Reuters.

The attack has not been claimed yet.



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