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Deadly Motorcycle Bomb Hits Afghan Market

An Afghan official says a motorcycle bomb has exploded in a crowded market in the southern province of Helmand, killing at least three people and injuring seven.

Omer Zawak, the spokesman for the provincial governor, says the explosion occurred early on May 14 at the bazaar in the village of Safar, 70 kilometers from the district center of Garmsir.

Zawak says he fears the toll could rise because residents of the area hold their weekly bazaar on Tuesdays.

Police say four children were among the wounded and two are in critical condition.

Insurgents routinely stage deadly attacks in Helmand.

Based on reporting by AP and RFE/RL's Afghan Service