Motorcycle Bomb Explodes in Southern Afghan Market

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KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - An Afghan official says a bomb has exploded in a vegetable market in southern Afghanistan, killing eight people.

Uruzgan provincial council director Amanullah Otaq says the explosives had been stowed in a parked motorcycle. He says the bomb was detonated in a busy market area of Uruzgan's Dihrawud district Tuesday just as the sun was setting and people were breaking their fast for the holy month of Ramadan.

Otaq says eight people were killed in the blast and dozens wounded.

Uruzgan provincial spokesman Hamid Milad Mudasir confirmed the blast. He says there were deaths but that he does not have figures because family members have taken bodies home and have not reported all of those who died.

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