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Suicide Bombing Kills Four In Eastern Afghanistan

A suicide bomber has struck a crowded bazaar in eastern Afghanistan, killing four and wounding 14 people.

The attack occurred in the main market in Alishing, a district in Laghman Province.

A spokesman, Faizullah Pathan, for the provincial governor said all the victims were civilians and that he did not know what the target of the attackers was.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, saying those killed were commanders of local militia forces set up by the government to defend their communities against the Taliban.

There has been a series of suicide bombings since the Taliban announced the beginning of their annual spring offensive late last month.

compiled from agency reports