'At least 50' killed in Afghan market blast


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At least 50 people have been killed in a car bomb explosion at a busy market in eastern Afghanistan's Paktika province, the district governor says.

Officials say the attacker drove a 4x4 vehicle into the market in Orgun district and detonated the explosives.

The market was crowded, full of people doing their shopping at the time of the attack.

The eastern province of Paktika shares a border with Pakistan's restive and volatile tribal areas.

There have been no claims yet for Tuesday's attack.

Orgun is one of Paktika's safest areas, though members of the Haqqani militant network are thought to have a presence there.

Source : BBC

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