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Deadly Bomb Attack Hits Busy Afghan Market

  • RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- A bomb attack has hit a busy livestock market in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, killing at least four civilians.

Javed Faisal, a spokesman for the Kandahar provincial governor, said explosives hidden in a hand cart went off on August 5 when the market in Kandahar's Takhta Pool area was packed with people.

Faisal told RFE/RL that at least 22 people were injured in the blast.

There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the attack.