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.