Afghan market blast claims lives

Sixteen civilians, including children, and one police officer dead in explosion in Uruzgan.

    The Interior Ministry said that the target of the blast was not immediately clear.

    The attack came a day after the UN released a report saying the number of Afghan civilians killed in war-related violence was at its highest level last year.

    The report blamed suicide bombings and other attacks by anti-government fighters
    as the main cause of death.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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