Four killed in market explosion in Afghanistan: officials

 

Four people were killed and 14 others wounded in an explosion at a mobile phone market in southeastern Afghanistan on Sunday, officials said, in the latest attack to hit the war-weary country.

The deadly blast comes as the Afghan government considers a plan to arm 20,000 civilians to fight the Taliban and other insurgent groups.

“The blast happened at around noon in a market where people go to download music and videos to their mobile phones,”Khost provincial police chief FaizullahKhairat told AFP.

He said the explosion was caused by a “remote controlled bomb”.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack but the volatile province bordering Pakistan is contested by the Taliban.

 

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