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10 civilians killed in Afghan bomb attack

IANS  |  Sharana (Afghanistan) 

At least 10 civilians were killed and 13 others were wounded after a bomb ripped through a district bazaar in Afghanistan's province on Monday, officials said.

"Ten martyred and 13 wounded civilians were admitted to a main hospital in the provincial capital Sharana city following a bomb attack in district," Mohammad Raffah, a provincial health official, told

Two children were among those killed.

The blast occurred after an improvised was detonated at a bazaar in the district in the morning, a said.

In a separate development, five police personnel and three militants were killed after militants stormed a security checkpoint along a main roadway in Faizabad district of province on Sunday night.

The militants overran the checkpoint and took several rounds of guns and ammunition after the clash.

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First Published: Mon, January 07 2019. 19:32 IST
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