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Several Killed In Afghan Suicide Attack

An Afghan police officer stands at the site of a suicide blast in Faryab Province on March 18.
A suicide bomber has killed at least 16 civilians at a market in Maimana, the capital of Faryab Province, in northern Afghanistan.

Provincial Governor Mohammadullah Patash said on March 18 that dozens of others were wounded when the bomber, who was driving an auto rickshaw, blew himself up near a checkpoint at the entrance to the crowded market.

Abdul Sattar Barez, deputy governor of Faryab Province, said all the victims were civilians on their way to work in the morning.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.

Based on reporting by Reuters, AFP, and AP