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Suicide bombing at market in Afghanistan kills 89 people
Suicide bombing at market in Afghanistan kills 89 people

A suicide bomber struck a busy market in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least 89 people in one of the country’s deadliest attacks in months. The bombing in restive Paktika province, near the border with Pakistan, was a grim reminder of the ongoing instability in Afghanistan despite a U.S.-brokered agreement that has calmed tensions over last month’s disputed presidential election. Provincial officials said a suicide bomber detonated a truck packed with explosives in the Orgon district, about 20 miles from the Pakistani frontier. Police had identified the vehicle as suspicious and attempted to stop it moments before the blast, officials said. Zahir Azimi, a...

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