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Just Earth News | @justearthnews | 20 Jun 2022

Afghanistan: Explosion rocks busy market in Nangarhar, several feared dead

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Nangarhar: Several people are feared to have died as an explosion rocked a busy market in Afghanistan's  Nangarhar province on Monday, United National confirmed.

The explosion also left many people wounded.

The casualties reportedly include children.

UNAMA tweeted: "UNAMA condemns this morning’s attack in a crowded bazaar in #Nangarhar province which killed and wounded scores of civilians, among them some children. Continuing attacks targeting civilians across #Afghanistan must cease immediately."

The blast occurred due to a magnetic mine targeting the vehicle of the head of the district health department, UNI news agency reported.

Several regions in Afghanistan is witnessing a spike in blasts and terror activities in recent months since the Taliban took control over the country.