Nine dead in Afghan market bomb attack
Published Monday, May 14, 2012
Authorities say a bomb has exploded at a market in northern Afghanistan, killing nine people, including a local official.
The Ministry of Interior says the bomb went off on Monday morning inside a shop in a market in Faryab province's Ghormuch district.
The ministry's statement says the nine dead included a council member from a neighboring province, adding it has no further details.
In a separate statement Monday, the ministry said police killed 18 insurgents in operations across the country over the past 24 hours.