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At least 45 killed in suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan

  • At least 45 people were killed and more than 60 wounded in a suicide bomb attack on Sunday, November 23, in eastern Afghanistan that targeted a volleyball match.

    The attack took place in Yahyakhail district of Paktika province, one of the most volatile areas of the country, media reports say.

    The bomber who was reportedly wearing a belt of explosives blew himself amid players and spectators gathered for the youth tournament.

    Some policemen are believed to be among the dead.

    An official said that the absence of a checkpoint made it easier for the bomber to pass undetected.

     

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