A suicide bomber on a three-wheeled motorbike killed at least 15 people at a crowded market in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday, officials said, as security is ramped up ahead of presidential elections.
“It was a suicide bombing in the middle of Maimanah city during the Tuesday bazaar,” Mohammadullah Batash, the Faryab province governor, told AFP.
“The blast happened on the main roundabout, which was very crowded. The bomber used a three-wheeler packed with explosives. All 15 of the dead are civilians or street vendors, and at least 27 are also wounded.”
Toryalai Adyan, the provincial police chief, and hospital officials gave a similar account and death toll.
There was no immediate claim for the attack in the capital of Faryab.